Encrypting a password parameter

Discussion created by ewolf on Aug 18, 2011
Latest reply on Dec 28, 2011 by Clarrie
I have a Python geoprocessing script that needs to get a password as a parameter from the user. Right now, I am just using a "string" type. But ArcGIS (9.3.1) echoes all parameters when it starts to run the script.

Is there an (easy) way to have an encrypted/obfuscated password parameter type?