Well, it could be modified to never return a value back to the
interface after being set. Would that be sufficient?

On Mon, Apr 4, 2011 at 11:46 AM, Daniel Schmidt <danielschmid...@gmx.net> wrote:
> Hello all!
>
> Thanks alot K! Although I have to admit, that it seems too insecure, at
> least for the tool I am currently working on. The password field is needed
> to connect to a database, which contains (sensitive) patient data. Revealing
> the password to someone else by accident when re-running a job could give
> him or her access to data he or she should have never access to.
> In spite of everything, thank you again!
>
> Daniel
>
>
> Am 04.04.2011 17:17, schrieb Kanwei Li:
>>
>> Hi Daniel,
>>
>> I have attached a patch that does this below. You can use it by
>> setting<param type="password">  However the security is lacking as you
>> can see the string when you try to re-run the job and view source. Is
>> this sufficient for your purposes?
>>
>> Thanks,
>>
>> K
>>
>> On Sat, Apr 2, 2011 at 11:01 AM, Daniel Schmidt<danielschmid...@gmx.net>
>>  wrote:
>>>
>>> Hi all!
>>>
>>> Is there any way to use password input fields ("<input
>>> type="password"...")
>>> with tools? A tools XML definition file only seems to support text and
>>> textarea fields. I already tried setting a tools parameter type to
>>> "password", which unfortunately results in an "Unknown tool parameter
>>> type
>>> 'password'". Trying "password="True"" (like "area="True"") does not
>>> result
>>> in an error, but the text field is still just a normal text field.
>>> I may be mistaken, as I am new to Python and Galaxy, but there already
>>> seems
>>> to be a PasswordField class and a TextField class, which both can be
>>> found
>>> in several files. Was the PasswordField class for tool parameters maybe
>>> disabled for a reason?
>>>
>>> Thanks!
>>> Daniel
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