The connection file is generated locally, either by the installer or the client. Both have options to copy out the file and save it to a directory of your choice at your convenience. You can also just browse to it and copy it out that way.
The connection file saves the following items used in either database or web connectivity:
ProxyMode: The type of authentication to use with your proxy server:
- Anonymous Authentication
- Windows Authentication
- Custom Authentication
ProxyAddress: The address of your proxy server. Completed for all modes except 'None'.
ProxyLogin: The login name to use with the proxy if Custom Authentication is chosen
ProxyPassword: The password to use with the proxy if Custom Authentication is chosen
DatabaseServerName: The name of your database server
DatabaseName: The name of the database, defaulting to 'eNICQ6db'
DatabasePort: The port used to connect to the database, if it is different from the default 1433
DatabaseAuthentication: A value indicating whether SQL Server or Windows Authentication is used
DatabaseUserName: The SQL username, if SQL Server Authentication is used
DatabasePassword: The SQL password, if SQL Server Authentication is used
The connection file is saved at 128 bit encryption.
The connection file does not save your individual Windows Authentication credentials. If you select Windows Authentication for either database or proxy connection, the connections file only records that Windows Authentication is to be used. The application will then use the Windows Auth credentials of whoever is currently logged onto the machine.