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RE: libsvn_auth

From: Sander Striker <striker_at_apache.org>
Date: 2002-05-23 09:56:28 CEST

> From: Greg Stein [mailto:gstein@lyra.org]
> Sent: 23 May 2002 01:08

> Back in March, or maybe earlier, when I was out in Chicago, we talked about
> shifting a bunch of the auth code out into "libsvn_auth". The specific
> clients for this library would be RA (performing interactions between the
> "server" and the auth information) and the user client (e.g. clients/cmdline
> for setting up the auth info). An opaque object would be passed into
> libsvn_client for later use by the underlying RA layer.
>
> The rationale for yanking it out into a separate library is that, right now,
> we have auth info kind of associated with RA (the various vtables), and also
> a bunch of stuff in CLIENT and clients/cmdline, also very specific. But as
> we add more auth types (think GUI clients, and certs), it is going to have a
> wide impact.
>
> I'm hoping that we can shove most of the auth-related stuff down into
> libsvn_auth to help encapsulate it a bit more, provide some nicer APIs, and
> to localize future auth work and bug fixes.
>
> Any thoughts? Objections? etc

+1 on splitting it out.

Sander

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