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DS_Password database parameter


When you access an SAP Adaptive Server Enterprise database
in PowerBuilder through Open Client 12.5 or higher software, DS_Password
is one of several parameters that you can set to enable network-based
directory services in your application. (For other directory services
parameters, see the See Also section.)

Some directory service providers and drivers require an authenticated
principal (user ID) name and password to control an application’s
access to directory entries. For those providers and drivers, DS_Principal
and DS_Password specify the principal name and password
your application should use to identify you to the directory service

You must specify a value for DS_Password before connecting
to the database in PowerBuilder.


  • ASE, SYC SAP Adaptive
    Server Enterprise





The password associated with the principal
(user ID) name you specified in the DS_Principal parameter.



PowerBuilder does not set DS_Password or the corresponding
Sybase Open Client Client–Library (CT-Lib) connection parameter
CS_DS_PASSWORD if you do not specify a value.


When to use

If your directory service provider requires an authenticated principal
name for directory access, set DS_Password to the password
that goes with your directory service principal name.

Set Release parameter

For this parameter to take effect, you must also
set the Release parameter to 11or higher to specify that your application
should use the appropriate version of Sybase Open Client Client–Library
(CT-Lib) behavior. See the description of the Release parameter
for more information.

Requirements for use

To use DS_Password or any other parameter supporting
Open Client 12.5 directory services, you must meet certain requirements
for using directory services in your PowerBuilder application. For
details, see “Requirements for using Open Client directory
services” in Connecting to Your Database.

Corresponding CT-Lib connection property

Specifying a value for DS_Password sets the corresponding
Sybase CT-Lib connection property named CS_DS_PASSWORD.


To specify MYPASS as your application’s

  • Database profile

    Type the following in the Password box on the Directory Services
    page in the Database Profile Setup dialog box:

  • Application

    Type the following in code:

To specify MYPASS as your application’s
password, type MYPASS in the Password
box on the Directory Services page in the Database Profile Setup dialog

See Also

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