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Re: Feature Request: clients shouldn't store auth-creds

From: John Peacock <jpeacock_at_rowman.com>
Date: 2005-01-06 04:56:59 CET

Branko Čibej wrote:
>> 2) permits the following config settings:
>> cache_passwords = no
>> cache_passwords = yes
>> cache_passwords = ask
> I don't understand the usefulness of the last option.

Think of it as "mostly no but sometimes yes." It may be that I don't mind
caching the password to my own personal repositories, but I might not want to
cache the password for some external repository (lest someone hack my machine
and then add a trojan to some project I happen to have write access to).

> This would be a useful thing to have [svn-agent], although IIRC some people object
> to this on the grounds of it being too complex.

And the obvious drawback that it isn't written yet, so we cannot use it for
1.2.0... ;)


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