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

From: Nicolás Lichtmaier <nick_at_reloco.com.ar>
Date: 2005-01-09 22:58:36 CET

Branko Čibej wrote:

>>>> If there is to be any more discussion of agent programs, please
>>>> don't bastardise and clone the ssh-agent design -- as it does not
>>>> apply to passwords very well at all. I suspect if someone *really*
>>>> has some requirement to keep plaintext passwords off-disk, then
>>>> password authentication will be unsuitable for their environment in
>>>> the first place.
>>> So what's the alternative? Certificates and such usually require a
>>> passphrase, too -- and if they don't, they're quite as insecure as
>>> passwords.
>> Probable long term solution?:
>> Create a new authentication module for Apache.
> DAV isn't the only network transport for Subversion, so this isnt' a
> solution.

I know but:

    The svnserve+ssh combo already has its own "private" solution (with

    The point of this idea is to avoid having the client send a plaint
text password in each request. I don't see any way of dealing with this
in Apache other than with a modified auth module.

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