Confused; two identity export options that do the same thing?


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On the SQRL Windows client release #72, I see these options on the export Identity screen:

Backup or Export SQRL Identity
Select backup/export options and actions
Select Password Convenience or Maximum Security
  • Allow backup decryption with either the password or rescue code for more convenience but somewhat reduced security
  • Require the super-secure Rescue Code for later decryption and use of the backup for maximum storage security
Regardless of which of these two options you select, pressing the "COPY AS TEXT" button puts the same exact contents on the clipboard.

Is this is a bug or is there some cryptographic magic happening here that I don't understand?
 
Mar 5, 2019
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Incidentally, regardless of which option you select, currently it's enforcing the second option that requires the rescue code if you are using the Text backup method.
 

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Nice observation. If you read explanation above the text it notes that the identity's password was removed for maximum security. It was also done to significantly reduce the size of the exported text which someone would be needing to reenter. :)
 
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