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Old 03-12-2009
Encrypt and save password

Hello all,

I need to encrypt and save a password in a file and later decrypt to determine the original password string. Please suggest how can I use the linux commands or other approach to accomplish this.

Thanks for your help.
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Old 03-12-2009
You might as well just put
PASSWORD="xyzzy"
in your script. Anyone who can read your script can read the password. If you do store the password with some way to decrypt it, you still have the same problem. Someone can read your script, see how it decrypts the password, do that manually, and now they have the password.
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