Topic "Win SCP asks for master password upon every startup"

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JimTrail
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Hello WinSCP Forum!

Win SCP asks for a master password each time I start the program.

Question 1: Is it supposed to do that?

Question 2: Is there a way to keep WinSCP from asking for the master password each time the program is started?

I understand that a master password keeps malicious software that may have gotten onto my computer from accessing WinSCP. However, it gets a little annoysome having to enter the password each time.

Thanks.
martin
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Master password is optional. You must have enabled it yourself.

Disable it, if you do not like it:
https://winscp.net/eng/docs/master_password
https://winscp.net/eng/docs/ui_pref_security
JimTrail
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Martin;

Thanks for the help. I appreciate it.
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