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    Hi everyone.

    I'm creating an app in which there will be a program administrator who will have a login password. Currently, I plan to store the password in the registry. Although this is not top-secret stuff, I know that anyone could easily go to the registry and get the password (if they know how to do it).

    Here's my question. What's the best way to really create an industrial-strength password? I know that you may need to use encryption, but wouldn't the program be screwed up if someone with bad intentions deleted the encrypted file?

    Thanks for your thoughts.

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    Why not have your program to encrypt the password before it writes it to the regiestry, that way it will be a little hard to try and decrypt your password.
    Thanks in advance for any help provided.

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    Arrow Parkes,

    Thanks for your response. Anyone else have any thoughts, suggestions or opinions?

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    For encrypting strings and reading/writing values in registry goto my homepage and download both modules, use regval property in the regsitry module
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    Kedaman

    Thanks for the info. I'll check out your code.

    Anyone else?

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