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Hiding passwords for svnserve [was: RFC: Encrypting ~/.subversion/auth on Windows]

From: Branko Čibej <brane_at_xbc.nu>
Date: 2004-11-13 01:51:48 CET

Sigfred Håversen wrote:

>Slightly offtopic, why not encrypt the passwords for svnserve?
>
To be pedantic, you wouldn't encrypt those passwords. You'd store a hash
of the (appropriately salted) password, wihch is something you can't do
on the client.

> httpd does it
>with htpasswd, and it should not be such a burden for repo admins to use
>something like "svnpasswd". Granted, many (most?) passwords are quickly
>broken, but those that have stronger requirements will benefit from this.
>
>
I think it shouldn't be too much trouble to write a program -- or even
better, a Python script -- that does this.

-- Brane

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