[horde] Remote Mail Account in Horde / Password

Michael J Rubinsky mrubinsk at horde.org
Fri Jun 12 22:17:13 UTC 2015

Quoting Andreas Mauser <andreas at mauser.info>:

> ----- Nachricht von Erling Preben Hansen <erling at eph.dk> ---------
>      Datum: Fri, 12 Jun 2015 21:36:11 +0000
>        Von: Erling Preben Hansen <erling at eph.dk>
> Antwort an: erling at eph.dk
>    Betreff: Re: [horde] Remote Mail Account in Horde / Password
>         An: horde at lists.horde.org
>> Citat af Andreas Mauser <andreas at mauser.info>:
>>> Hi,
>>> I want to add a GMX Account in Horde. It works, but every time I log into
>>> Horde I also have to put in password for my GMX Account.
>>> How to make it so that the GMX password is remembered?
>>> Thank you,Andreas
>> Hey Andreas
>> This has been discussed before..
>> It is not possible.
>> And in my opinion is a serious security risk.
>> Since you as an admin will be responsible of storing and securing passwords
>> of third party services.
>> When this is a sensible personal service, as a mail account is.
>> I wouldn't recommend it.
> I would recommend it, because the user must first authenticate via  
> Horde Authentication, in any way.
> So if I collect 3 external mail accounts, I need to log on 4 times.
> If the password could be stored e.g. in the database only the well  
> trusted administrator would have access to it. But I hope they are  
> all Snowdens...

...and of course if that one account is compromised, this compromises  
ALL your accounts. Kind of defeats the recommended security practice  
of using different passwords for each account.

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