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Re: [patch] ask for username if getting UID fails

From: <cmpilato_at_collab.net>
Date: 2003-05-15 22:07:41 CEST

kfogel@collab.net writes:

> Branko ─îibej <brane@xbc.nu> writes:
> > If usernames were cached, you'd just have to pass --username to svn
> > once, and that would end your problems. I think that's a better and more
> > general solution than having svn start asking for usernames in addition
> > to passwords.
> >
> > What do people think? Should we cache usernames with passwords? The
> > cache should be updated whenever the --username option is passed on the
> > command line, of course.
>
> I think it makes a lot of sense (in fact, I thought we were doing it!)

Long ago, Ben and I had the following exchange:

CMP> Then I thought, what if each provider's "save" function accepted a
CMP> flag that dictated the amount of data to save:
CMP>
CMP> 'none' - store no creds (but the system would call the function
CMP> anyway in case the provider needs to do some kind of cleanup or
CMP> admin task).
CMP>
CMP> 'username' - store a username only.
CMP>
CMP> 'all' - store all the creds.
CMP>
CMP> Then, we would change the config option to "auth-cache-type" (and the
CMP> valid values would be 'none', 'username', or 'all', defaulting to
CMP> 'username') and then change the command-line argument to
CMP> "--auth-cache-type" with the same three valid values.

BCS> +1 on this idea, provided it's not a flag to every single save_creds()
BCS> implementation. Instead, it should be a simple runtime parameter in
BCS> the auth_baton hash. It can either be specific to the wc provider, or
BCS> global to all providers that might want to care.

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