rclone obscure

Obscure password for use in the rclone config file


In the rclone config file, human readable passwords are obscured. Obscuring them is done by encrypting them and writing them out in base64. This is not a secure way of encrypting these passwords as rclone can decrypt them - it is to prevent "eyedropping"

  • namely someone seeing a password in the rclone config file by accident.

Many equally important things (like access tokens) are not obscured in the config file. However it is very hard to shoulder surf a 64 character hex token.

If you want to encrypt the config file then please use config file encryption - see rclone config for more info.

rclone obscure password [flags]


  -h, --help   help for obscure

See the global flags page for global options not listed here.


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