[Alpine-info] Preserve passwords setting?
alpine-info at monkeybutt.com
Wed Oct 19 13:32:58 PDT 2011
On Mon, 17 Oct 2011, Matt Ackeret wrote:
: On Mon, 17 Oct 2011, Baron Fujimoto wrote:
: > I've installed Alpine using MacPorts on two different machines. On one,
: > I answered [n] when prompted to preserve the password used to connect to
: > IMAP/SMTP servers.
: > Preserve password for next login? [y]:
: > I can't find the setting or option that will reset or change this to [y]
: > though. Can somone point it out to me? Where are the passwords saved?
: > Are they encrypted?
: I'm not positive, but I think this is referring to using the keychain on
: Mac OS X. I'm not positive, since maybe this is a compile time option (for
: security reasons). (IIRC, there's also an INSECURE "passfile" option people
: dissuade people from using whenever it's mentioned.)
: If it *IS* the keychain saving I'm referring to, then it's saved in the same
: keychain database that all Mac OS X keychain items are saved in. You can
: use /Applications/Utilities/Keychain Access.app to look at what's in your
: keychain. If the keychain is locked, then it's as secure as the keychain is.
: Unfortunately, I don't know the answer to your main question.. Though maybe
: they store an item in the keychain specifically with a value indicating don't
: save passwords. (I see a many years old "UWash_Alpine_Prompt_For_Password"
: item, with the "password" of 1.)
: So if you open Keychain Access, and search for 'alpine', you may be able
: to figure this out.
Ah, that was it. The entry is indeed called "UWash_Alpine_Prompt_For_Password"
and if you delete it, you will be prompted to preserve the password next time
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