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RE: Authentication

From: Brian Behlendorf <brian_at_collab.net>
Date: 2001-09-05 00:52:02 CEST

On Wed, 5 Sep 2001, Sander Striker wrote:
> In case of the stolen laptop you are still in a 'something you know'
> only scenario since svn caches the auth information (username/pass)
> in the working copy.

That should be made configurable, then. The whole "~/.cvspass" paradigm
is just a recipe for security failure. Much better is a persistant
password daemon a la ssh-agent. GUI clients will keep it in memory, as
well.

        Brian

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