Protect contents of Automator workflow

Discussion in 'Mac Programming' started by larsrohdin, Feb 14, 2012.

  1. macrumors newbie

    Feb 14, 2012

    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
  2. macrumors 6502

    May 29, 2011
    Littleton, Colorado, USA
    No - even an AppleScript saved as run-only can still be read. Passwords should never be stored in plain text.

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