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Request Database Authentication

01.30.2007
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        Simple solution to a problem that may not affect very many folks.
If you don't like your password displayed in plain text in database.yml, this might help you.
It utilizes the Highline gem (big thanks to James Edward Gray II).
<http://www.bigbold.com/snippets/posts/show/3361>

# database.yml

<%
require 'highline/import'

def request_input(msg, show_input = true)
  ask(msg) { |q| q.echo = show_input }
end
%>

#...
  username: <%= request_input 'Username: ' %>
  password: <%= request_input 'Password: ', false %>
#...