Secure storage for passwords for admin scripts?

Roger Upole rupole at
Wed Aug 11 17:12:28 CEST 2004

You could store the passwords in a file protected by NTFS encryption,
or set the file security to only allow administrators access.

"Max" <mksql at> wrote in message
news:c90c3203.0408100711.3f7b056d at
> I have a collection of system admin scripts (on Win 2k) that I would
> like to automate the execution of. However, some of them require the
> use of logins with admin rights, and would therefore prefer not to
> store the IDs in the clear text of the source. If memory serves
> correctly, the "compiled" .pyc files do not provide much security in
> this area.
> Are there are recommended methods for supplying scripts with login
> information in a secure fashion?

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