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Re: encoding scripts (so that user can't see passwords easily)?

Svend Sorensen schrieb:
On 12/4/05, nidhog <> wrote:

On 12/4/05, Christopher Faylor <> wrote:

On Sun, Dec 04, 2005 at 12:20:57PM +0100, Tomasz Chmielewski wrote:

I have a little open-source project, which eases Windows administration
a bit.

In some of the scripts, I use usernames and passwords (to get to a
password-protected network share etc.).
Because they are scripts, username and password is in plain.

Although the script files are only readable by SYSTEM and
Administrators, if a disk is stolen, someone could easily get the
passwords by doing simple "grep -r password ./*".

Do you know some tool which could "encode" scripts?

instead of storing them plaintext, why don't you try encoding them via cryptographic hashes - md5, sha1, tiger and the like.

How is the script going to get the plaintext password if all it has is
a one way hash?

I don't really care, perhaps it won't be any one way hash anyway.

It is to be a measure to prevent an accidental viewing of usernames/passwords rather than some "military grade" tool which takes 100 years to break on a supercomputer.

-- Tomek WPKG - software deployment and upgrades with Samba

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