Late to the party but here is my 2 cnts

to automate download/Upload of files.
As mentioned, you can specify a password when using STRSFTP

I hard-code this password in the CLP program and use the following steps
to keep the PW hidden:

AUT(*USE) DBGENCKEY(XXXX) in the source.
This prevents RTVCLSRC and debugging of the program object
b. delete the spool file after creating the program
c. Authorize access to the source code to CIA chief only


date: Thu, 9 Dec 2021 09:02:53 -0700
from: Jack Woehr via MIDRANGE-L <midrange-l@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
subject: Re: Passing a Password in CLP

QMGTOOLS/STRSFTP has got a PWD('****') argument

On Thu, Dec 9, 2021 at 8:51 AM Robert Santuci <> wrote:

I am curious. I would like to put the IBM command QMGTOOLS/STRSFTP into a
CLP to securely FTP files to a client's site. However, I need to supply a
password to their site.

Can this only be done interactively?

Jack Woehr, IBM Champion 2021

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