Display of password: only for the sender of the package, other users get **********

Jun 12, 2008 at 2:57 PM

When the files are added in the package editor we have an option to compress and set password for the package.
When we set the password it is shown in the status bar of the Package editor. Should the password be shown on the status bar?
In installation file the screenshot where the compression and password set are explained, password is not shown on status bar of the Package Editor even if the password is set for that package.
Jun 13, 2008 at 8:55 AM
This is actually a feature, which I personnally like very much.
The password is encrypted using DPAPI (edit the .velodoc file in notepad if you need to check this).
DPAPI uses a key which is unique to a windows user account (See: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Data_protection_API).
So only the user who has created the package can see the password. Other users get ********.
This way, you will not forget your ZIP archive passwords anymore!