root password in a .py script

Istvan Albert ZZZ-ialbert-ZZZ at
Fri Mar 12 19:53:56 CET 2004

Bart Nessux wrote:
> I have to place a root password into a Python script. Is there a way to
> encode it so that one can't read the password when viewing the file, but
> when the sting is used it's decoded? For example:
> pass = "#$%^&@*#&*$^@"
> instead of:
> pass = "root-password"

Why do you need it decoded?

You could list the encrypted root
password and then if the input password
encrypts to the same thing then it means it was
a valid one.


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