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Snippet doesn't expand on password filed of Cisco Anyconnect vpn


cocoaaa

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Hi, 

I've set up the text expansion to use for my account information 

and when I use it (e.g. typing !pw) in the password field of Cisco Anyconnect VPN application

the text expansion doesn't work. 

It works in other text editors and input fields, so I think something about this being a password field is 

blocking the expansion to happen.

Is there any way I can allow the expansion to occur in any field, including the password field like this?

 

Thank you!

 

 

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13 hours ago, cocoaaa said:

so I think something about this being a password field is 

blocking the expansion to happen

 

That's exactly what's happening. Properly-implemented password fields turn on what's called Secure Input, which stops any other application – like Alfred – from monitoring your keystrokes while you're entering a password.

 

13 hours ago, cocoaaa said:

Is there any way I can allow the expansion to occur in any field, including the password field like this?

 

Absolutely not. If you figure out a way, you should ask Apple if you're eligible for a bug bounty.

 

Keeping passwords in snippets is also not a great idea security-wise.

 

You should consider a real password manager, or at least keeping the passwords in Keychain (/usr/bin/security is a command-line interface workflows can use).

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