Opened 17 years ago

Last modified 8 years ago

#2297 reopened Feature request

Visible Password

Reported by: nessunozero Owned by:
Priority: normal Component: FileZilla Client
Keywords: Cc: nessunozero, branstrom, elsapo, gaismair, Alexander Schuch, Tim Kosse
Component version: Operating system type:
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Hi i use FileZilla by some month and i have see that the
password is only with Can you put in next release a
choise between masked password "*" or not masked
password "mypass" I have try this solution in another ftp
program and is very very comfortable when i not
remember the pass for use it in another program or
when a have to change ti..
thanks Johnny

PS: FileZilla is the best ftp software!! I like it!!

Change History (10)

comment:1 by branstrom, 17 years ago

I would really like this too.

I was using SmartFTP before, and I switched to FileZilla,
but I miss this feature so much.

comment:2 by elsapo, 17 years ago

Actually you can just edit the FileZilla exe file with a
resource editor, and turn off the password flag of the
password box, and then run it, and see all your passwords. :)

comment:3 by nessunozero, 17 years ago

i have not "resource editor"

comment:4 by elsapo, 17 years ago
lists many such. Or if you like, I can email you a filezilla
exe which displays passwords.

comment:5 by nessunozero, 17 years ago

If you can send me the filezilla exe which displays
passwords. i have no experience with compiler decompiler..

comment:6 by gaismair, 17 years ago

I am now using FileZilla 2.2.17 and I really miss the
display a visible password feature.

Please implement it. Thanks.

comment:7 by elsapo, 17 years ago

nessunozero, I emailed you a modified FileZilla.exe (2.2.17)
which shows passwords (to the email account you gave me for
such a purpose).

comment:8 by elsapo, 17 years ago

I made a geocities page to hold copies of FileZilla.exe,
with modified resources so they show passwords:

comment:9 by Alexander Schuch, 15 years ago

FileZilla 3 stores all the passwords in plain text in its configuration file. So if you need to know any password, just have a look there. I think this is the best compromise between retrieving the password and allowing the usage of it without fear of someone looking above the should/on the screen when entering it.

comment:10 by Dominik, 8 years ago

Status: closedreopened

I would like to have this reopened.
I would prefer to allow the user to decide, what security standard he/she wants.
The default should of course be "hidden".
It helps especially against typos.

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