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

From: Branko Čibej <brane_at_xbc.nu>
Date: 2005-01-10 00:04:09 CET

Nicolás Lichtmaier wrote:

>>> The svnserve+ssh combo already has its own "private" solution
>>> (with ssh-agent).
>>> 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.
>> mod_auth_digest? https://?
> No. Both https and mod_auth_digest are ways to send a plain text
> password securely. And this plain text password must be sent *every
> time*. I'm talking about some server component (e.g. an apache auth
> module) which would hand over temporary session tokens/credentials. An
> administrator would be able to configure the expiry time of these
> tokens (2 hours? 1 day? a week?).

Ah. Do you realise that passing a session token back and forth in the
clear is just as insecure as passing a cleartext password?

-- Brane

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