Author Topic: Set Passwords  (Read 4922 times)


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« on: September 16, 2005, 06:33:10 PM »
Okay, this probably falls in the 'Try some other program' category, but hopefully ;-) there's no harm in asking anyway.

I love the fact that PM doesn't store anything anywhere, protects me from phishing and keyloggers, makes it so I don't have to remember passwords (or usernames for that matter), and auto-populates fields.

My problem is that occasionally the passwords I have to use are sort of out of my control.

If PM would also offer the option of using set passwords, that would be awesome--all the benefits of the program minus the fact that they would have to be stored.

One simple hack to do this would be to allow 0 length passwords--the set password could be put in the prepend/append. Though, the prepend/append isn't hashed (I assume) so it might not be the most secure.

I won't be upset if this is shot down cold; just a thought.

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« Reply #1 on: September 16, 2005, 06:48:01 PM »
Hi David,
Coincidentally, I just posted this addressing that exact issue.

The answer is: yes, this will be supported quite soon. It was supposed to be in release 0.8, but didn't quite make it. It's finished now, just needs a little more testing (let me know if you want to try the beta).

This falls under the category of a previously-requested feature known as "Auto-populate arbitrary fields". People have wanted PasswordMaker to auto-populate fields like PIN on their bank site, which might require 3 fields to login (username, pw, PIN). The way "Auto-populate arbitrary fields" works is you provide a name/value pair to PasswordMaker. The name is the HTML field name; value is what to place in the field. So that you don't have to read HTML, you can simply click on the field in question (with PasswordMaker open) and the field name/value gets pre-populated for you in PasswordMaker.

In this context, I hope you can see how "password" is just another arbitrary field. If you use "Auto-populate arbitrary fields" and select the password field as an arbitrary field, you can then provide any value you like for auto-population.

Of course, as you pointed out, this value is saved to disk (the passwordmaker.rdf file). However, the values are encryped on disk if that's any consolation :)

« Last Edit: September 16, 2005, 06:49:53 PM by Eric H. Jung »


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« Reply #2 on: September 17, 2005, 02:05:10 AM »
Thanks Eric! I did search and looked through all the posts in this forum but didn't think to look in "Help and Support." We appreciate all your work!

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« Reply #2 on: September 17, 2005, 02:05:10 AM »