Is this secure?

Robert Kern robert.kern at
Tue Mar 2 17:37:55 CET 2010

On 2010-02-28 01:28 AM, Aahz wrote:
> In article<mailman.247.1267115557.4577.python-list at>,
> Robert Kern<robert.kern at>  wrote:
>> If you are storing the password instead of making your user remember
>> it, most platforms have some kind of keychain secure password
>> storage. I recommend reading up on the APIs available on your targeted
>> platforms.
> Are you sure?  I haven't done a lot of research, but my impression was
> that Windows didn't have anything built in.

You're right, not built-in, but Windows does provide enough crypto services for 
a cross-platform Python implementation to be built:

Robert Kern

"I have come to believe that the whole world is an enigma, a harmless enigma
  that is made terrible by our own mad attempt to interpret it as though it had
  an underlying truth."
   -- Umberto Eco

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