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Automatic generating of XSH files

Last post: Monday, January 10, 2011 1:57 AM by Support, 3 reply

 
Wednesday, January 5, 2011 1:19 AM - Andrey M

Automatic generating of XSH files

 
I need to write tool for generating XSH files from external data. As i realized XSH is just text file with key-value pairs, so implementation would be quite simple. Except of "Password" key - its value is encoded. So my question. Is any tool for encoding password in required format? Or would you provide algorithm of encoding so i can implement it myself?

Program Ver. : Xshell 3.0
Wednesday, January 5, 2011 1:28 AM - Support

Re: Automatic generating of XSH files

 
Password can be only accessed and decoded by Xshell for now. Allowing external applications to handle password can open a whole new can of worms. Until there is a safe and secure solution, we cannot afford to include such feature.

Do you have any suggestions?

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Wednesday, January 5, 2011 1:48 AM - Andrey M

Re: Automatic generating of XSH files

 
But what about command line tool, that allow to set password in existing XSH file? I've seen there is the tool for bulk updating a lot of XSHs, but seems it does not support command line interface.
Another way - provide command line option for Xshell.exe for encoding password to the necessary format. Or completely unsecure option: add ability to store plain passwords in XSH :-).
Monday, January 10, 2011 1:57 AM - Support

Re: Automatic generating of XSH files

 
Thank you for your suggestion. We will consider adding it in the feature.


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