Currently if someone specifies a userid and password on the command line to the deploy tool, it could be visible to other UNIX users via ps commands.
Should we enable the user to point the deployer to a properties file stored in a secured location) that contains the userid and password? That would be more secure for cases where the tool is being called by scripts and the userid/password prompting is not desired.
Our documentation should also remind users about this security issue.
See mail dev list thread "Deploy tool and user and password security"