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Secure vault for Passwords

I would like to use the Password store capability but with a secure vault such as TrueCrypt.  I can       visualise how this could be done, using a TrueCrypt vault mounted under a separate Windows drive    letter and linking this to a ClipClip folder.  However, it would be necessary to run TrueCrypt first,          before launching ClipClip.  It would be better if there was a way of doing this by, say, running a script when  ClipClip starts and before it acquires its clip repositories.  Have you thought of developing this?

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Hello Graham

Unfortunately, we are not going to support third-party applications in ClipClip at this time.
But your opinion is interesting and maybe later, we will return to this idea.

Thank you for your cooperation.

Best Regards,
Vitzo Team.

You still aren't getting the point.  I'm not asking you to *support* third party apps.  What I am asking is for the ability *within* ClipClip to run a .bat file at startup and shutdown of ClipClip.  Nothing more.  In computer terms, User Exits.  Not *your* responsibility what the user uses them for.

Hi Graham,

Thank you for reaching out and providing feedback about our product.

Unfortunately, this is something we dont envision implementing as it has a very specific use-case. Furthermore, we intend on supporting folder encryption on ClipClip itself in the near-future. Stay tuned :-)

Best Regards,

Diogo Alves @ ClipClip

Very interested to hear you are considering implementing your own version of encryption.  I shall look forward to seeing what emerges.

In the meantime I will continue very successfully using a TrueCrypt container virtual disk even if launching it is a bit clunky (that's a technical term I picked up in my 37 years in IT!)

For your interest, this is the batch command script:

@Echo Off
Start /wait /min "" "C:\Program Files\TrueCrypt\TrueCrypt.exe" /q /lq /v D:\ClipClip\SecureClips.tc
Start /wait /min "" "C:\Program Files (x86)\ClipClip\ClipClip.exe"
Start /min "" "C:\Program Files\TrueCrypt\TrueCrypt.exe" /q /dq
Exit

Yaroslav,

Thank you for getting back to me.  I have read your response but I think you are missing the point.

Firstly, not all versions of Windows support encryption.  Those that do support full disk encryption, which requires repartitioning the hard drive.

I don't need ClipClip to provide virtual disk capability.  There are already apps out there that do this such as TrueCrypt and VeraCrypt.  I already use one of these.  I can create and indeed already have, a virtual disk to contain the secure data.  I am using it very successfully with ClipClip now.

What I would like is to be able to run a command line script as part of ClipClip initialisation to mount the disk, before the main window tries to acquire the clip files, and another script at exit, to dismount the virtual disk.  

Currently I have to run a script around ClipClip, to mount the disk, wait until it's mounted, start ClipClip and then wait until ClipClip exits, then dismount the disk.

Could you enable this to happen inside ClipClip instead?

Regards,
Graham

Hello

Thank you for your interest in our app.
ClipClip does not support a creation of the virtual disks based on the mounted folders. Currently, we do not see the benefits of this. Because in any case, password files must be encrypted and stored on the hard disk before the creation of any virtual disk. On the other hand, we try to make ClipClip very easy in its using. Moreover, all files that are created in ClipClip, can be shared and used on different computers.

If you want to secure your passwords, you can protect the folder that contains files with these passwords:
1) Right-click on the selected folder;
2) Click "Protect folder..." menu item in its context menu;
3) Enter a new password for this folder and click "Ok" button;

As a result, this folder is locked. No one can see the content of the files in this folder without an entered password. This folder can be moved/sent to another computer to use it.


Best regards,
Vitzo team.