Update the connection password using Command Prompt

You can change the password for existing connections without using the KC Plug-In user interface. You can change the connection passwords for the following import types: Mailbox, Folder and Fax Server.

To change the password for an existing connection, you must provide the new password values in an XML file. This XML file must be a sub-set of the KIC-ED-KCPlugin.xml file. The new password values must be encoded in the <ModifyConfig> element as shown in the below example.

<?xml version="1.0" encoding="utf-8"?>
<ModifyConfig xmlns:xsi="http://www.w3.org/2001/XMLSchema-instance" xmlns:xsd="http://www.w3.org/2001/XMLSchema" Version="2.5">

  • The <Password> element must have Base64 encoded password prefixed with .: (without quotes).

  • You can validate the input XML using the ModifyKicConfig.XSD file. Default path:


Do the following:

Note Close the KC Plug-In configuration and Kofax Capture Administration module.

  1. Start Windows Command Prompt in the KC PlugIn installation folder. Default path:

    C:\Program Files (x86)\Kofax\KIC-ED\KCPlugIn\Bin

  2. Run the command
    KCSImportConnectorConfigExe.exe ModifyConfig "<ConfigUpdateFile>"


    ModifyConfig: A command line switch for informing KCImportConnectorConfigExe.exe to update the connection password. This is not case-sensitive.

    <ConfigUpdateFile>: The full path and name of the XML file which contains the new configuration.


    KCSImportConnectorConfigExe.exe modifyconfig "D:\KIC\Dynamic password\KIC-ED-KCPlugIn-UP_pop.xml"

    Whether the password update is failed or success, respective message is displayed on the Command Prompt.

    Note For a failed password update, refer to the KIC_ED_Connector_XmlConfig.txt log file. Default path:


  3. Start the KC Plug-In service.