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I'm searching for an FTP client that has a "master password" function.

So all the password stored in the FTP client software is encrypted, and if I start the FTP client it asks for a master password, after then the passwords are decrypted, so I can use the FTP client as a normal FTP client.

Desktop OS where we need this kind of function in an FTP client: Scientific Linux 6.3, so a RedHat clone

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As you're using a desktop Linux OS (Scientific Linux), I'm not sure why you want the FTP client to handle the passwords -- are you using a single linux account for multiple users? (In general that's a bad practice for any OS). –  PJC Nov 5 '12 at 12:49

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I have found a product that seems to fulfill your criteria : CrossFTP.

This runs on Linux and supports a master password. However, as there are both a free and pro versions, I do not know whether the free version supports a master password.

I have never used this product, so cannot recommend it from personal experience.

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WinSCP has this feature. I just started using it recently and so far I'm impressed. You can use passwords or public keys. It also supports command-line use.

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Unfortunately, the OP says his desktop OS is Scientific Linux 6.3, so a Windows app is not gonna help him out. –  PJC Nov 5 '12 at 12:47
    
Oops. Good point. –  boot13 Nov 6 '12 at 14:21

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