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Re: plaintext password in scripts run through cron

by BazB (Priest)
on Oct 17, 2003 at 12:28 UTC ( #299989=note: print w/ replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to plaintext password in scripts run through cron

ptkdb covers the SSH side of things well.

As for any database passwords, I'd be inclined to simply store passwords in a file that is readable only by the user running the script.
Parse, do or otherwise include that file as required.

If that requires a new user and/or group just for running automated commands, so be it.



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