How to store passwords for Windows Shares in Dolphin/KNetAttach?

O. Sinclair o.sinclair at gmail.com
Thu Feb 23 11:07:10 UTC 2012


On 23/02/12 12:22, Guus wrote:
> On 02/23/2012 10:22 AM, knutihe at web.de wrote:
>> Hi!
>>
>> I have several Windows Shares I want to mount with KNetAttach and then
>> add it to the favorites Panel in Dolphin. Now I have to enter my
>> username/password combination everytime I close Dolphin, which is
>> pretty annoying. Is there a possibility to save username/pw so I don't
>> have to type it all the time?
>>
>> Thx in advance!
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> Hello,
>
> Don't know whether you can, but I would like to caution you in doing
> this. A few months ago my son had his PC stolen.
> This was immediately followed by misuse of all his registered accounts
> (email, bank, websites).
> Mails were completely deleted and bank was accessed, but happily no
> transaction was done because of lack of a pass or something.
>
> The point is that he had saved all his passwords in his browser or in
> the applications he used. For that reason it was easy for the thiefs to
> access his accounts.
>
> If you now save your passwords in Linux, thiefs of your machine will
> easily access your windows shares and your effort to secure will be for
> naught.
> Of course, it is entirely up to you. I am only cautioning you that this
> might happen. Just dont blame Linux if it happens.
>

given that windows shares are normally on a LAN I kind of doubt anyone 
with a stolen computer will access them. I would like to know the answer 
myself as I go nuts by having to put in the username and password every 
time I connect to one of the windows servers I frequently work with

Sinclair



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