Secure Programming
Credentials for Application use May 10 2005 09:05AM
Mikey (mike_chan_ hotmail com) (1 replies)
Re: Credentials for Application use May 18 2005 03:11PM
Alexander Klimov (alserkli inbox ru)
On Tue, 10 May 2005, Mikey wrote:
> This is a broad question around the current practices and recommendation of
> what not to do when it comes to credentials used by applications to gain
> access to a resource or data stored elsewhere.

As you can guess similar questions were discussed countless number
of times on securityfocus :-) The usual practice is to create an
account for your program and store the `secret' in the file which is
readable only by that account owner.

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Regards,
ASK

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