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Robin.Laing at drdc-rddc.gc.ca
Wed Feb 23 15:40:26 UTC 2005
Nathaniel Hall wrote:
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> Robin Laing wrote:
> | Nathaniel Hall wrote:
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> |> Tony Dietrich wrote:
> |> | On Friday 18 Feb 2005 16:36, Nathaniel Hall wrote:
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> |> | Nathaniel
> |> |
> |> | I have a feeling you aren't thinking straight, or are describing your
> |> problem
> |> | incorrectly.
> |> |
> |> | What do you mean by passwords?
> |> | System passwords are normally encrypted using one-way algorithms .. so
> |> there
> |> | is no way to decrypt them. So the second part of your problem just
> |> isn't
> |> | relevant.
> |> | If you are talking about PGP (or similar) encryption, then yes,
> this is
> |> | possible in perl, if you have the right perl modules installed.
> |> |
> |> I want to be able to store passwords for lookup, not system passwords.
> |> Similar to many programs available for Windows and Yaps on Palm. You
> |> enter in usernames and passwords. They are stored securely until you
> |> input the correct password to unlock those.
> | I haven't followed this whole thread but if you are going to access
> | passwords via the web, use the password manager built into Mozilla (And
> | probably firefox). Under Tools Password manager.
> This is not to save passwords for websites. It is to store very secret
> passwords (i.e. root or administrator) very safely. I can keep it
> internal, but I do not want just anybody to be able to decrypt the
> passwords, only people I specify by encrypting with their public key.
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I don't think it would be that difficult to write some front end to an
encrypted database. Not my field. Look for some perl or java tools
that do this. There may be something already written already.
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