wizard: the fact that the password is stored in plaintext is not obvious

I was informed that some people accidentally stored their accounts.conf file under git along with their personal configuration files.

New users may not be aware that ~/.config/aerc/accounts.conf should NEVER be shared with anyone. We must add a warning at the end of the wizard to make this explicit.

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1 year, 5 months ago
1 year, 1 month ago
feature ui

~earboxer 1 year, 5 months ago

Can we encrypt it with the user's private ssh key? (But maybe that wouldn't make sense for editing it by hand?)

~rjarry 1 year, 5 months ago

No, but there are ways to get the passwords from your favorite password manager.


~rek2 1 year, 5 months ago

I use it with gopass with no problem. everyone should know this, regartless of the software they using.

~konimarti 1 year, 4 months ago

Would it make sense to have an option in the wizard to ask if a .gitignore file containing accounts.conf should be created as well?

~inwit 1 year, 4 months ago


~rjarry REPORTED IMPLEMENTED 1 year, 1 month ago

Koni Marti referenced this ticket in commit ee961d3.

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