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hi folks,
i have to come up with a way of hiding a password within a project.
for example i need to start a service with a password but i dont want the actual string to be visible via installshield.
I dont think this is possible but worth a try.

i know i can hide it in the log, or i could place the password in a file\reg somewhere on the dest boxes and use an appsearch to retrieve but i just want to see if there is anything else out there worth trying

thx in advance
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I haven't tried but perhaps you could use a VBS obfuscator to 'encode' a script to set a property and then use that script in the MSI? The ideal would be for the VBS to be an embedded VBS but I don't know if encoded scripts work when embedded. I can't see why a script set to be extracted and run at install time wouldn't work, though.
Answered 07/09/2007 by: VBScab
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I have been doing this using XML and c# cryptography.

I posted some code to vbscab about 2 days back which shows the use of the XML. The cryptography stuff is simple xml cryptography on an attribute.
Answered 07/09/2007 by: jmcfadyen
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