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Please store all settings in one place

Last post: Monday, April 16, 2012 9:22 PM by Support, 10 reply

 
Friday, June 6, 2008 11:12 AM - Dan Dascalescu

Please store all settings in one place

 
Right now, XShell stores settings in different places:
  • user keys are stored in the Registry
  • sessions are stored in %APPDATA%\NetSarang\XShell\Sessions
  • proxy definitions are stored in the Registry
  • the compose bar history is stored in XShell.exe's directory
  • color schemes are stored in the registry
Storing proxy passwords (even encrypted) in the Registry is not secure. Storing session definitions in a hardcoded path is also not secure. Right now I have to work around this by authenticating with public keys stored on a secure TrueCrypt virtual disk.

Can XShell please store all settings in one user-configurable directory, which the user can define to be in a secure location, such as a TrueCrypt drive?

This would also allow XShell to become a portable application.

Thank you,
Dan Dascalescu

Program Ver. : Xshell 3.0

Friday, June 6, 2008 11:17 AM - Support

Re: Please store all settings in one place

 
Security is definately one of our primary concern. Thank you for sharing your idea and we will most certainly try doing this in our future edition.

Thank you for sharing your idea.


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Sunday, May 3, 2009 8:13 PM - Dan Dascalescu

Re: Please store all settings in one place

 
It's been almost a year since this feature request.

Any updates?
Wednesday, May 6, 2009 5:43 PM - Support

Re: Please store all settings in one place

 
This is quite a complicated feature that requires extensive testing. We will be including this feature in the next major release (scheduled for release later this year).

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Saturday, August 15, 2009 12:52 AM - FreeMann

Re: Please store all settings in one place

 
Hello.
When will the Portable Xshell appear?
I tired to wait for it :(
Wednesday, August 26, 2009 1:40 AM - Support

Re: Please store all settings in one place

 
Thank you for your patience. We are not sure when this feature will be released but will definitely let you know when I have any information about it.

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Wednesday, September 9, 2009 8:29 PM - coolguy

Re: Please store all settings in one place

 
Eagerly waiting since months for this feature :(

Hope to see it soon. Thanks.
Saturday, November 26, 2011 3:48 AM - jonn

Re: Please store all settings in one place

 
dont trust these guys, they never say what they do!

no portable version, no nothing!
Tuesday, November 29, 2011 1:03 AM - Support

Re: Please store all settings in one place

 
We try to incorporate as many features as we can. However, like any other software company, we need to set priorities and pick&choose what we will add in milestones. I can assure you this feature is on our list and will be part of Xshell in the future.

I hope you understand.


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Saturday, April 14, 2012 4:34 AM - BUGHUNTER

Re: Please store all settings in one place

 
About priority: if you do not understand that this is an absolutely TOP priority feature then you fail your job - an ssh client that distributes sensitive information into x different places around is of NO USE. So your user interface can be as beautiful as anything, but without being able to define ONE SINGLE directory where my sensitive information is saved the whole software is not usable.

A portable version is even better.

Please reconsider your priorities and listen to the experienced admins that are talking here, thanks.
Monday, April 16, 2012 9:22 PM - Support

Re: Please store all settings in one place

 
Thank you for your advice. We understand that this is very important and will have it implemented in the next version.

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