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Re: RFA: Encrypting auth info

From: Branko ─îibej <brane_at_xbc.nu>
Date: 2005-02-16 16:29:18 CET

Justin Erenkrantz wrote:

> --On Wednesday, February 16, 2005 4:08 PM +0100 "Branko ?ibej"
> <brane@xbc.nu> wrote:
>
>> And, what form should those functions have? Is it a simple
>>
>> svn_error_t *svn_auth_(en|de)crypt(svn_string_t *out, const
>> svn_string_t
>> *in);
>>
>> or do we want a slightly more generic interface that lets the auth
>> providers
>> send in more than just, e.g., the password?
>
>
> I think creating that interface just goes too far. You can just
> create a new auth provider which happens to encrypt or decrypt using
> that fancy Win32 API as it stores/reads things on disk. But, nothing
> else even needs to be aware of this particular functionality. -- justin
>
I really disagree with this. I don't want the idea of encrypting
sensitive data to be specific to one OS, or to a particular auth provid
configuration .

-- Brane

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