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Re: [PATCH] OSX Keychain support

From: mark benedetto king <mbk_at_lowlatency.com>
Date: 2005-12-02 04:44:43 CET

On Thu, Dec 01, 2005 at 03:26:01PM +1000, Ken Allan wrote:
> Hi,
>
> As a consequence of our company wishing to adopt SVN, it underwent a
> security review, and the plain-text storage of passwords when using OSX
> was considered a major hurdle to the adoption of Subversion as a source
> management tool by our security people.
>
> I have developed some very rudimentary patches to the source that allows
> the SVN client to use the OSX keychain manager to store the passwords.
>
> I am posting these code patches as a courtesy to the SVN project in case
> anyone else wants to use this functionality, or the SVN developers want
> to integrate them into the project.
>
> NOTE: These patches contain no checking for platform, and may not comply
> with the coding standards of subversion. They are very "hacky" and will
> need recoding if they are to be used. That said, I have tried as best I
> can to implement them as proper "providers" and the general intent of
> the code is to operate as the subversion client framework intends it to.
>
> I am not available to do further work on this code, however if you need
> code release forms to be signed, I can arrange to get this done. I am
> also not subscribed to the list, so be sure to cc me in any replies.
>
> Thanks for a great product.
>
>

Thanks for this patch. I have changes that accomplish something
similar that I plan to commit soon.

--ben

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