View Full Version : Protect contents of Automator workflow

Feb 14, 2012, 03:13 AM

Was messing around a bit with automator.

I created some apps useful to me, containing apple scripts and shell scripts with passwords.

Now I believed that if you save a workflow as ".app" it will be safe. But I just discovered that you can still open it with automator and read the passwords...

Is there any way to protect an automator created app from being viewed?

Best Regards,
Lars Rohdin

Red Menace
Feb 14, 2012, 09:04 AM
No - even an AppleScript saved as run-only can still be read. Passwords should never be stored in plain text.