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  • Started 10 years ago by guest
  • Latest reply 10 years ago from Jim Matthews
  • guest Registered Member

    Using Fetch in the trial mode, I have created a Shortcut to my directory on my ISP server. Access requires a password, but if I include the password in the shortcut I get the Alert dialog box telling me the password is being sent in the clear. The read me files say to let the OS-10.3 Keychain handle the password for security, but I cannot figure out how to integrate the shortcut and the Mac Keychain. Can you help?

    Additionally - if I set the shortcut password security to either GSS or Kclient (not knowing what either is...) Fetch crashes when the shortcut is opened. I can't seem to find any information in the application Help file or the web troubleshooting links that address this.

    Posted 10 years ago #

  • Jim Matthews Administrator

    To integrate the shortcut and the keychain check the "Add to Keychain" checkbox the next time you enter that password. From then on Fetch should get the password from the keychain instead of asking you.

    Unfortunately most servers do not support GSS or KClient security, so you're left having to send your password in the clear. You can disable that alert by unchecking "Warn before sending password insecurely" and "Warn before sending cleartext password to secure server" in the Security section of Fetch Preferences.

    Thanks,

    Jim Matthews
    Fetch Softworks

    Posted 10 years ago #

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