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Startup Command and Parameter Reference
Startup Parameter Descriptions : Prompt for Passphrase (-Passphrase)

Prompt for Passphrase (-Passphrase)

Use Prompt for Passphrase (-Passphrase) to open an encryption-enabled database that is configured for manual start or to override the autostart passphrase configuration.
Operating system and syntax
UNIX / Windows
Use with
Maximum value
Minimum value
Single-user default
Multi-user default
Database Server, Client Connection
Database utilities and servers, and non-networked self-service clients indicate that they require a prompt for key store authentication by adding Prompt for Passphrase (-Passphrase) to the command line. Prompt for Passphrase (-Passphrase) prompts for the key store passphrase. If you cannot successfully authenticate the key store, you can not open the database.
For more information on Prompt for Passphrase, and Transparent Data Encryption in general, see OpenEdge Getting Started: Core Business Services - Security and Auditing and OpenEdge Data Management: Database Administration.