Storing passwords encrypted or as hash

Jo Galara jogalara at
Fri Mar 18 16:02:05 EDT 2011

On 03/18/2011 06:36 PM, Mark Doliner wrote:
> On Fri, Mar 18, 2011 at 10:09 AM, Jo Galara <jogalara at> 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
> 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

Would be nice if you could use the gnome(?) keyring which is also used
for other things by ubuntu.


Jo Galara

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