Feb 3, 2017, 10:27 AM
Re: [Laurent_R] Dealing with Text Username and Passwords
Yes you are correct, putting plain text usernames and passwords into scripts is not a PERL issue per se. The old programmer left, and now HR wants us to disable his account. But I'm fairly sure he uses this account to programmatically access computers.
I'm not that worried if it was a good choice, just trying to make sure I can find any instances of plaintext usernames and passwords to make sure we don't break anything if we disable the account. I've seen this sort of thing before in other scripting and programming languages.
I remember the head programmer at my last job was really resistant to removing the admin username and accounts in years of scripts so it could be a big complicated job. I'm not sure.
Notepad++ seems to do the job of searching through files in this way.
(This post was edited by 5pac3m0nk3y on Feb 3, 2017, 11:13 AM)