I’m new to Spark… I’m a sysadmin who supports a hybrid environment where we run both Red Hat Linux and Windoze operating systems, so my question will potentially apply to both. We authenticate both operating systems through Active Directory.
I work in an environment (think ‘DoD’) where saved passwords (especially in clear text) are a no-no. I have tested a few chat clients (pidgin, swift) and both save passwords in cleartext. Detailed documentation on Spark is pretty hard to find in my experience, however it appears from what I have found that Spark has the ability to hide the “Save Password” checkbox (my first choice) and/or encrypt the password (my last choice). The reason I would prefer to simply make the “Save Password” box dissapear is to eliminate the flood of tickets that will come whenever a user is required to change their AD password and that change conflicts with the saved Spark password. I’d like to eliminate that issue completely.
My problem is I cannot find anything in the forum (or anything at all) which describes how to hide that checkbox. I have not explored it on the Windoze side yet, but I have scoured through the saved files on the Linux side ($HOME/.sparkExt.properties) and have not found anything I can modify there. Can someone help me with this? IF it can be done, we’ll adopt Spark across the organization. If not, I’ll keep looking for something else.
Thanks in advance for any help you can provide…