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Re: RFA: Encrypting auth info

From: Justin Erenkrantz <justin_at_erenkrantz.com>
Date: 2005-02-16 16:44:13 CET

--On Wednesday, February 16, 2005 4:29 PM +0100 "Branko ?ibej" <brane@xbc.nu>
wrote:

> I really disagree with this. I don't want the idea of encrypting sensitive
> data to be specific to one OS, or to a particular auth provid configuration .

There is no real portable way to encrypt and decrypt sensitive data. And,
only the simple auth provider has passwords that would need to be encrypted.
So, none of the other auth providers would benefit from this.

Furthermore, on most Unix OSes, you are far better off using an encrypted file
system. Linux (dm-crypt), Darwin (FileVault), and FreeBSD (gdbe) all have
this functionality to various degrees. -- justin

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