|Pathologically Eclectic Rubbish Lister|
ssh sessionby bugsbunny (Scribe)
|on Sep 10, 2003 at 12:16 UTC||Need Help??|
bugsbunny has asked for the wisdom of the Perl Monks concerning the following question:
I what to automate a cisco session over ssh (not over telnet),
I probably will be able to make such script with expect module (of course pointers and ideas on this are welcome).
My problem is that I want to store the password in a secure way, what I mean... I don't want to store the password inside the script which does the ssh-connection. I also can't use crypt() like encrypting 'cause I need real password for doing ssh-connection, not some crypted-garbage (which I can compare for match w/ other crypted password) ...
So my question is how to hide the password so that it can't be decrypted easier. And do it in secure way so that even if someone get hands to my script, "to be unable" to hijack my pass and/or connect trought the script to the cisco..