Prompt for a username and password is required for authentication of non-console applications, which can be set in the file.

The corresponding fields in clientConnect.conf file must contain <PROMPT> for the username and password prompt. The client must be attached to a terminal, in order for the system to prompt the user. Lines containing a <PROMPT> are skipped by programs that are not attached to a terminal, even if they would otherwise be selected.

Responses to <PROMPT> are checked against username and password fields in serverConnect.conf.