Unique master password for several encrypted tasklists

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Djo
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Unique master password for several encrypted tasklists

Post by Djo » Sat Nov 27, 2021 2:42 pm

I would like to encrypt my tasklists because I don't really like that they are stored in pain text in the cloud (I use Onedrive).

I've tried some encryption solutions, like VeraCrypt, but I haven't found any good solution for my needs (with VeraCrypt the files are not sync in Onedrive as long as the VeraCrypt container remains mounted, so this is a problem for me).

The "Encrypt tasklist" command in ToDoList would be the solution, but what stops me to use it is the need to retype password each time we (re)enter a tasklist.

It would be awesome if we could type a master password when ToDoList starts, and all the tasklists loaded would be decrypted with this master password. This master password would be applicable during the entire working session with TDL.

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Re: Unique master password for several encrypted tasklists

Post by abstr » Sun Dec 05, 2021 8:44 am

TDL has a 'secret' mode that will only prompt you the first time you access a tasklist each session. Needless to say this should only be used when your environment is secure from prying eyes.

To enable it you have to close TDL, append '-x' to the shortcut used to start TDL, and then restart.

I know you have lots of tasklists but this might make it manageable in the shorter term.

In the longer term I could add another command line switch which would treat the first entered password (each session) as a master password and attempt to apply it without showing the password dialog when opening any subsequent tasklists.

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Re: Unique master password for several encrypted tasklists

Post by Djo » Sun Dec 05, 2021 10:26 am

abstr wrote:TDL has a 'secret' mode that will only prompt you the first time you access a tasklist each session.
Thanks, very good to know!

abstr wrote:this might make it manageable in the shorter term.
Yes

abstr wrote:In the longer term I could add another command line switch which would treat the first entered password (each session) as a master password and attempt to apply it without showing the password dialog when opening any subsequent tasklists.
That would be great! Thanks

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