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Since we noticed that some user on our internal network use FTP client like FileZilla or WinSCP that store password as plain text, we wonder, is there any FTP client (windows) that store passwords in a "secure" way?


Also, we know that could use cerificate and SSH methods, but question is only about password storage.

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WinSCP does not save passwords in plain text.

Though obviously it can only "obfuscate" the password. It is not possible to securely encrypt passwords in a way that still allows for automatic use.
See http://winscp.net/eng/docs/security_credentials

For better security, you can enable password encryption using master password:
See http://winscp.net/eng/docs/master_password

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Total Commander

It does not store password as FileZilla does but is considered to be more "secure".

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And that was our first idea ..... –  DonCallisto Jan 17 '13 at 16:12
@DonCallisto You can read more about it in this blog post –  Ofiris Jan 17 '13 at 16:13

For SCP/SFTP method there is Bitvise Tunnelier that encrypt the password on the profile

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