This configuration parameter lets you specify the password prompt displayed when running privileged commands. This parameter serves the same function as the dzdo -p command.

You can use the following escapes in the prompt:

Escape Description


Expands to the invoking user’s login name


Expands to the login name of the user the command will be run as. If not specified, defaults to root


Expands to the local hostname without the domain name


Expands to the local hostname including the domain name


Expands to the user whose password is asked for


Collapses to a single % character

The default prompt is [dzdo] password for %p: where %p is root unless specified otherwise.

For example,

dzdo.passprompt: "[dzdo] Enter password for %U@%h"

You can also set this parameter using group policy.