Storing passwords encrypted or as hash

Mark Doliner mark at kingant.net
Fri Mar 18 13:36:33 EDT 2011


On Fri, Mar 18, 2011 at 10:09 AM, Jo Galara <jogalara at gmail.com> wrote:
> i am using Ubuntu 10.10 and Pidgin is storing the passwords for
> Jabber/ICQ/MSN unencrypted in XML files. Is there any way to store them
> as a hash or use a masterpassword to store them encrypted on disk?

It's not supported by Pidgin, no.  Please see
http://developer.pidgin.im/wiki/PlainTextPasswords for a lengthy
explanation.  We do hope to support some sort of keyring/key chain in
the future, but the project to add support for that has stagnated
(contributions welcome).

--Mark



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