If you’re doing security right, the credential you use to log into your workstation is not the same used to managed the Production environment. Because of that practice, I have to run
Get-Credential almost every time I open up a new Powershell session and type in details manually. There are plenty of options for storing credentials securely and one has been standard in Windows for over a decade—Windows Credential Manager. Why has no one built a script for getting and setting credentials from this store? Well, it’s exposed through a Win32 API. For all my searching I could not find a .Net class for working with it or even an open source .Net wrapper. There’s just this example code. Fortunately, a few people have pieced together the interesting bits to get credentials out of the Credential Manager. I cleaned up the code a bit and made it a Script Module so it will auto-load when I type the alias
The next step will be to build a proxy function that wraps the native Get-Credential so you can get a new
PSCredential via the normal prompt or from the Credential Manager store with a single Cmdlet.
Here’s the source: https://gist.github.com/cdhunt/5729126