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A more secure way is to ask the user for the password whenever the API key is needed. But of course that's annoying.

If it's the database you worry about, you could always store the sessions data outside the database (in memory or flat files).

But in the end your application needs the API key in plain text, so if a potential attacker gets a certain access level to your application, he will gain access to the API key too.

In reply to Re: CGI::Session and sensitive data by moritz
in thread CGI::Session and sensitive data by Anonymous Monk

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