I'm writing a "back office" app and need a way to unlock an account in an automated fashion.
Yes, I know security of nodejs is questionable, but there are ways of solving this. blocking web3 from doing this at all doesn't seem like a comprehensive solution.
The current answer says "use a browser/mist" because they have an browser based API to do so, but that's not acceptable for a back office app written in nodejs (or python, or ...). So what is a good answer?
web3 doesn't support this API according to a related answer.
This answer will also be needed for something like a split key unlock (e.g. like some of the newer bitcoin wallets). I'd actually prefer an n-way split key unlock for my use anyways. Hmm, can we write a smart contract for this?...