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Re: How to hide a password in a script?

by maa (Pilgrim)
on Aug 06, 2004 at 06:33 UTC ( #380460=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to How to hide a password in a script?

While I agree strongly with the other comments you do seem determined that this is the only way. I don't personally know much about obfu, my brain doesn't work like that. I have used Acme::Bleach though (just to see what it did).

You could put the password/decryption in a separate file which uses the Acme::Bleach module... it's not secure but it'll make decyphering everything just a little harder.

HTH - Mark

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Re^2: How to hide a password in a script?
by dataking (Acolyte) on Aug 06, 2004 at 06:51 UTC
    I agree as well. (If any of you would like some "gory details" to help clear your mental security defenses, please feel free to email me at dataking <at> cox <dot> net, and I'll be glad to fill you in.)

    I'll be checking out the Acme::Bleach module you suggested. Sounds interesting.

    And please trust that if there were a better solution for this I would definitely be going that route.

    Thanks again for all of your advice and guidance.


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Re^2: How to hide a password in a script?
by roju (Friar) on Aug 06, 2004 at 14:49 UTC
    I hate to say it, but the Acme section of CPAN has more than one relavent module. If Acme::EyeDrops actually does even one-tenth of what it claims, it might help.

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