Each time I run eth it requests my master password. I don't feel comforatble with permanently running a node with unlocked accounts.

eth at start-up

Is it possible to launch the C++ eth (or alethzero) client without unlocking the accounts?

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Not at this time. However you can set a password for individual accounts, in which case the strength of the master password would matter less.

  • The master password does not unlock the accounts? What does it do?
    – q9f
    Feb 12, 2016 at 7:35

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