krusty has asked for the
wisdom of the Perl Monks concerning the following question:
I have a number of perl scripts run through cron to connect to my oracle database and about 50 systems I ssh into for administrative tasks. I'd like to not store the passwords in plaintext anywhere on disk, and because they must be run automatically, I am not sure I could encrypt it and decrypt at the appropriate moment without storing some plaintext password somewhere.
I can't be the only one with this problem. Any ideas on how to resolve the issue?