Table of Contents


  1. Preface
  2. Command Line Programs and Utilities
  3. Installing and Configuring Command Line Utilities
  4. Using the Command Line Programs
  5. Environment Variables for Command Line Programs
  6. Using infacmd
  7. infacmd as Command Reference
  8. infacmd aud Command Reference
  9. Infacmd bg Command Reference
  10. infacmd cms Command Reference
  11. infacmd dis Command Reference
  12. Infacmd es Command Reference
  13. infacmd ihs Command Reference
  14. infacmd ipc Command Reference
  15. infacmd isp Command Reference
  16. infacmd ldm Command Reference
  17. infacmd mrs Command Reference
  18. infacmd ms Command Reference
  19. infacmd oie Command Reference
  20. infacmd ps Command Reference
  21. infacmd pwx Command Reference
  22. infacmd rms Command Reference
  23. infacmd rtm Command Reference
  24. infacmd sch Command Reference
  25. infacmd search Command Reference
  26. infacmd sql Command Reference
  27. infacmd tdm Command Reference
  28. infacmd wfs Command Reference
  29. infacmd ws Command Reference
  30. infacmd xrf Command Reference
  31. infacmd Control Files
  32. infasetup Command Reference
  33. pmcmd Command Reference
  34. pmrep Command Reference
  35. Working with pmrep Files
  36. Deprecated Commands



Connects to a repository. The first time you use
in either command line or interactive mode, you must use the Connect command. All commands require a connection to the repository except for the following commands:
  • Exit
  • Help
  • ListAllPrivileges
In the command line mode,
uses the information specified by the last call to connect to the repository. If
is called without a successful connection, it returns an error. In command line mode,
connects to and disconnects from the repository with every command.
To use
to perform tasks in multiple repositories in a single session, you must issue the Connect command each time you want to switch to a different repository. In the interactive mode,
retains the connection until you exit
or connect again. If you call Connect again,
disconnects from the first repository and then connects to the second repository. If the second connection fails, the previous connection remains disconnected and you will not be connected to any repository. If you issue a command that requires a connection to the repository, and you are not connected to that repository,
uses the connection information specified in the last successful connection made to the repository from any previous session of
retains information from the last successful connection until you use the Cleanup command.
The Connect command uses the following syntax:
connect -r <repository_name> {-d <domain_name> |  {-h <portal_host_name>   -o <portal_port_number>}} [{ <user_name> [-s <user_security_domain>] [-x <password> |  -X <password_environment_variable>]} | -u <connect_without_user_in_kerberos_mode>] [-t <client_resilience>]
The following table describes
Connect options and arguments:
Required. Name of the repository you want to connect to.
Required if you do not use -h and -o. Name of the domain for the repository. If you use the -d option, do not use the -h and -o options.
Required if you do not use -d. If you use the -h option, then you must also use the -o option. Gateway host name.
Required if you do not use -d. If you use the -o option, then you must also use the -h option. Gateway port number.
Optional. User name used to connect to the repository.
Required if you use LDAP authentication. Name of the security domain that the user belongs to. Default is Native.
Required if you use the -n option and you do not use the -X option. Password for the user name. The password is case sensitive. Use the -x or -X option, but not both.
Required if you use the -n option and you do not use the -x option. Password environment variable. Use the -x or -X option, but not both.
connect_without _user_ in_kerberos_mode
Required. Connects to a Repository Service without a user name and password when the Informatica domain uses Kerberos authentication. Use the -u option to connect to the Repository Service if the repository has no content.
Optional. Amount of time in seconds that
attempts to establish or reestablish a connection to the repository. If you omit the ‑t option,
uses the timeout value specified in the INFA_CLIENT_RESILIENCE_TIMEOUT environment variable. If no value is specified in the environment variable, the default of 180 seconds is used.

Updated April 22, 2019