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using Bamboo password variable to connect remote machine via powershell script

I am trying to connect to remote machine using powershell to copy files/ install app on the remote server from bamboo agent. It works fine when I hard-code the password in the PS script but when I use bamboo variable it doesn't work as expected. Can someone point me in the right direction ?


I am using script to set up pipeline 


$username = "domain\Account"; 
$stringpassword = "Password"; # Works as expected
#$stringpassword = ${bamboo.Password}; #Doesn't connect to remote machine
$password=ConvertTo-SecureString -String $stringpassword -AsPlainText -Force;

New-Item -Force -Path "D:\Apps\TestFile.txt"
Add-Content "D:\Apps\TestFile.txt" -value "test_plain";

$pscred = New-Object System.Management.Automation.PSCredential -ArgumentList $username, $password;
$Session = New-PSSession -Name "Test" -ComputerName "Remote Server" -Credential $pscred;
$File = [System.IO.File]::ReadAllBytes("D:\Apps\TestFile.txt");
Invoke-Command -Session $Session -ArgumentList $File -ScriptBlock{[System.IO.File]::WriteAllBytes("E:\Apps\test1.txt", $args)};
Get-PSSession -ComputerName "Remote Server"|Where-Object{$_.Name -eq "Test"} | Remove-PSSession;


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Jimmy Seddon Community Leader Apr 06, 2020

Hi @Premlme,

I would be wrapping the Bamboo variable in in quotes the same way  you were when hard-coding the password.  Bamboo does some weird things when passing strings around in variables.

$stringpassword = "${bamboo.Password}"; #Doesn't connect to remote machine

Give that a try and see if it helps.


@Jimmy Seddon , It's working, its working !!! Thanks a lot, have been stuck here for a day or so. Thanks a ton for your prompt reply , cheers.

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Jimmy Seddon Community Leader Apr 06, 2020

I'm glad you were able to get past that!

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