Feature request - option to save username and password for proxy in setup.exe

Siddhant Saraf siddhantsaraf@gmail.com
Wed Jul 2 17:46:00 GMT 2014

On Wed, Jul 2, 2014 at 9:59 PM, Achim Gratz <Stromeko@nexgo.de> wrote:
> Siddhant Saraf writes:
>> If the proxy requires authentication, it prompts for username and
>> pasword. Can it include an option to save the username and password
>> too ?
> The username is unlikely to be a problem, but storing the password would
> be a no-no.  Since it is very likely that the authenticating proxy is
> actually asking for NTLM authentication, you'd be better off using cntlm
> (and use the NTLMv2 method with an NTLM hash).

Fwiw, my proxy uses OpenLDAP authentication.

Is storing password that difficult or is it due to security concerns ? hmm..


Problem reports:       http://cygwin.com/problems.html
FAQ:                   http://cygwin.com/faq/
Documentation:         http://cygwin.com/docs.html
Unsubscribe info:      http://cygwin.com/ml/#unsubscribe-simple

More information about the Cygwin mailing list