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Authored by: Telluride on Apr 15, '02 10:41:52AM

But, once you have entered the password once (for mail), does the keychain remain unlocked (i.e. can you start up the keychain utility and see your passwords)?



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Authored by: WillyT on Apr 15, '02 08:58:08PM

Yes but only after I give the keychain password to mail. Then it locks back up after a few minutes. I hadn't seen this (that it was actually unlocked for a few minutes) before my post. Luckily I've set my mail keychain name to something different than my user name. And passwords are different than login passwords. I'm semi (or very depending) paranoid so I use different passwords for different things.

Still this is NOT acceptible to ever display a password in plain text, but I realize that these must be available in plain text in order to even use them. So thay can't be hashed like the user passwords (those can't easily (possibly just can't) be decoded back to plain text) For people copying the password field in NetInfo that should be only the hash so a duplicate hash is a duplicate password.
Willy



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