Feature #8

Master password

Added by Hiroyuki Yamamoto over 7 years ago.

Status:NewStart date:12/14/2011
Priority:NormalDue date:
Assignee:Hiroyuki Yamamoto% Done:


Category:SecuritySpent time:-
Target version:-


Add master password feature to prevent Sylpheed holding plaintext passwords.

  • ask master password on startup
  • encrypt stored passwords with the master password
  • use SHA1 for hash algorithm (requires OpenSSL)
  • use AES for encryption algorithm (requires OpenSSL)

Note that this doesn't protect stored messages from other local users with
administrator privilege.

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