Opened 9 years ago

Closed 9 years ago

#7821 closed Bug report (outdated)

Make kiosk mode available in the preference window and set it by default to 1

Reported by: X Owned by:
Priority: high Component: FileZilla Client
Keywords: settings history quickbar password kiosk mode Cc:
Component version: Operating system type: Other
Operating system version: all

Description

So it's about the storage of unencrypted password ...
I know a lot of ticket has been posted about this, but there is a reason for that.

I perfectly understand your reason to do that and I understand it's "by design".
I know you can fix that problem with the kiosk mode option in the filezilla.xml file.

I just think that :

1) This option should be available directly in the preference window of the client gui. It's not an "advanced" setting, it's a critical setting so you shouldn't hide it in some xml file. A lot of people want to change that behaviour of storing the password, and so go to the preference window ... and find nothing. Adding that cost you nothing, even in term of "design" or "philosophy".

2) When first using this software you don't know your password is gonna be logged in clear text, nothing tell it to you. In the whole software industry nobody do that, even Micro$oft with Int€rn€t €xplor€r ask before storing a password. User should be aware of that. So there is 2 solutions : you ask the user the first time at the first use or you put the default value of kiosk mode to 1 (so you still log an history of servers but without the password).

To conclude, I can understand that by design you want to make your users life easy, but I can't understand that you want to store ssh (sftp) password in plaintext without him knowing about it. I'm just asking you to make users more aware of that choice, to help them make enlightened choices.

Change History (3)

comment:1 Changed 9 years ago by X

Summary: Make KioskMode avaiable in the settings windows and set it by default to 1Make kiosk mode avaiable in the preference window and set it by default to 1

comment:2 Changed 9 years ago by X

Summary: Make kiosk mode avaiable in the preference window and set it by default to 1Make kiosk mode available in the preference window and set it by default to 1

comment:3 Changed 9 years ago by X

Resolution: outdated
Status: newclosed
Type: Feature requestBug report

Just noticed it was fix 10 days ago, my bad. The profusion of ticket about the issues made it hard for me to find it was already in the issue tracker. I'm closing

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