[Pidgin] #16400: <filter> option for accounts.xml

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Wed Oct 15 06:38:10 EDT 2014

#16400: <filter> option for accounts.xml
 Reporter:  Sworddragon  |      Owner:  EionRobb
     Type:  enhancement  |     Status:  new
Milestone:               |  Component:  unclassified
  Version:  2.10.9       |   Keywords:
 Even after reading https://developer.pidgin.im/wiki/PlainTextPasswords
 there is one thing I'm concerned about:

 If I'm storing my password there is an extremely low chance that I'm
 opening by accident accounts.xml in a text editor while somebody is in
 visible reach of my monitor. I would like to have some sort of encryption
 that creates a long enough string that is normally impossible to memorize
 in a short time. To prevent that users think by accident that this could
 be a safe encryption here is my idea:

 - The string in <password> can optionally be filtered with the <filter>
 option which provides a way for a user-defined password-filter.
 - At default Pidgin can continue to store passwords in plaintext as
 - Then the <filter> option should be maybe not configurable over the GUI.
 - Then the <filter> option should be maybe too complex for a user that
 isn't aware of the PlainTextPasswords problem.

Ticket URL: <https://developer.pidgin.im/ticket/16400>
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