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Re: Master passphrase approach, authn storage, cobwebs in C-Mike's head, ...

From: C. Michael Pilato <cmpilato_at_collab.net>
Date: Mon, 16 Apr 2012 14:05:05 -0400

On 04/16/2012 12:33 PM, Thomas ├ůkesson wrote:
> Personally, the feature to manually move/copy the encrypted store is definitely useful, but I do consider some other features of the Desktop-integrated storage APIs significantly more value-adding (I mostly use OSX Keychain):
> - Unlocking the encrypted storage on login. (would still work, via master passphrase in Keychain/KWallet/Keyring)
> - Not a separate passphrase. Changing password for the OS user account manages the re-encryption.
> - Automated password storage replication. OS X with MobileMe (subscription) _had_ this feature. It is sorely missed in iCloud and I am not alone in hoping for its return.
> - Relatively intuitive UI to manage cached credentials, including retrieving forgotten ones.
> I am afraid OS X users might consider moving away from Keychain a bit of a regression (can't speak for Gnome/KDE users).

Yeah, I hear you about the OS X user point of view. At this point, I'm
fairly convinced that for Windows and OS X, the use-master-password feature
will be less frequently used. (It will be off by default on all OSes.)

C. Michael Pilato <cmpilato_at_collab.net>
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