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Old 11-10-2002, 09:55 AM   #1
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Post suggestion for reveal site password

Okay, now there are several reasons to keep the security up behind a cozy
access password for the filemanager as of 2.0 build905.
Is there any reason why reveal site password still has to be enabled for every time
and each site again, when wanting to see a site password?
A reason to see them all the time is to keep them in mind and to know when to periodically change them. And you already gave your access password.
Maybe highlight 'apply' to make 'reveal' saved?

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Old 11-10-2002, 03:40 PM   #2
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i think that's a bad idea.
not only do you lessen the security by using command line with your password as PLAIN TEXT. but now you want flashfxp to always show your passwords in plain text? and what if somebody is over at your workstation? bye bye all your passwords.
if you are so afraid of forgetting your passwords, leave them blank and enter them each time you connect to a site.

don't be lazy and click on "reveal" check box each time you want to look at your password
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Old 11-10-2002, 05:26 PM   #3
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I do not understand why you need to see your password everytime you look at the site ? .. it doesnt make sense to me
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Old 11-11-2002, 02:35 PM   #4
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Arrow reveal some more

Mxxcon, your point is a fair, password in commandline of shortcut lessens security.
Let's say you start up 20 sessions of flashfxp every day. That means 20 times typing a password.
You can drop the shortcut in a protected rar-file and unpack when needed, that way you type the password once.
However, if you are sure about the safety of your workspace (and there are screensavers with password-protection)
then an overall password for one program is not always used.
Once you are IN Flashfxp with overall password, anybody can view the sitelist passwords, that is the situation now.
You suggest that a collegue could peek over your shoulder and might see a password. If one is afraid of that, just
don't enable reveal.
Maybe for permanent (or any) reveal, a personal undisclosed shortkey could be modified?
Or the main password could be typed in again, once?
Something that would even increase present security and make it possible to use the backup-feature without
opening reveal. (You always want to be IN now, for the autobackup to work)
I maintain that it would be nice if we had the choice of permanent reveal, it saves clicks and I am for saving clicks.
Shark, it's about convenience.
Anyway, maybe here is some room for the development team to explore, or you can leave it.
I am also happy with the program as it is, let that be clear.

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Old 11-11-2002, 07:15 PM   #5
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Thank you for your suggestion however we have no plans to change this.

No further discussion is needed. This thread has been closed.
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