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A matter of secrecy


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Sep 15, 2008, 4:47 AM

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I am totally new to Perl, and I'm doing maintenance for a Catalyst project and learning at the same time. My project is a web frontend to run telnet commands on Cisco hardware. These commands needs passwords, and right now they are stored in plain text in a MySQL DB. I have two ideas to overcome this:

1. ask for an additional password to decipher stored passwords on the BD
2. use public/private key pairs for every user so that the stored passwords can only be decrypted with each user's private key

In case of 2), is there any CPAN module to help with it?

Thanks in advance,



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