I have developed a DBMS and I want to store the credentials for server, and user name securely so that the users don't have to enter the password to the database EVERY time they start the software. My question is, how would I go about doing this? I first thought of tokens, but rejected that idea. And the other idea was to encrypt the information, then thought against it -- and finally it was either plain-text (which I don't want to do) or my.settings.
Does anyone have any suggestions or tutorials regarding this?