Feature Request: Protect the saved password!

Suggestions/comments/criticisms are welcome here


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Post by pc2024 » Wed Feb 21, 2024 1:34 am
I discovered this morning that saving the password in the keychain is frustratingly fragile:
  • If you have a VPN that disconnects after a set time (e.g. 4 hours), Viscosity thinks it needs to prompt you for the password again.
  • If you accidentally enter your authentication code in the password prompt, it overwrites your password.
To prevent this:
  1. I don't know whether it's possible for Viscosity to detect time-expired disconnections and handle those more gracefully, or prompt to renew beforehand?
  2. Separately, I'd like to have some confirmation before overwriting the password when I've entered something different in the password field.
If it's the first time of entering a password, obviously no confirmation is needed. And since you should be changing your password rarely, an extra "yes, I mean to update it" shouldn't be too onerous. For example, Safari's keychain integration does that: "Do you want to update your password in the keychain?"

Thankfully my Time Machine backup was able to recover the old, long, machine-generated password. But it was a bit of a detour.
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