ClearSCADA

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A ClearSCADA driver can be stopped, started or restarted by using System Command. The format of the system command is following:

ScxCMD -s MainServer:5481 -u "UserName" -p "UserPass" STOP CrystalReports

MainServer needs to be replaced by the IP Address or Name of the Main server. UserName and UserPass need to be replaced by the user name and user password respectively. In addition, replace "STOP" by "START" or "RESTART" to start or restart the driver.

Below is an example of stopping the Crystal Reports driver from a Pick Action.

The ClearSCADA user specified requires system administrator permissions on the root group to be successful.

Whilst the SCXCMD process is executing the full command line may be accessible to other users on the machine via Task Manager and similar tools, this could potentially expose a system administrator's ClearSCADA credentials to unauthorised users.

Schneider Electric recommends a risk assessment of this behaviour is performed so that any necessary measures are implemented to protect the credentials, both whilst the credentials are stored ready to be executed and during execution.

  1. Jul 11, 2014

    Andrew Scott says:

    Using -s localhost:5481 will only work if ViewX is running on the current main s...

    Using -s localhost:5481 will only work if ViewX is running on the current main server. If ViewX is running on a client you would need to specify the name or address of the main server.

    1. Jul 11, 2014

      Mikhail Baranov says:

      Thanks Andrew. I updated the post.

      Thanks Andrew. I updated the post.