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Re: [PATCH] OSX Keychain support

From: Ben Collins-Sussman <sussman_at_red-bean.com>
Date: 2005-12-03 21:07:18 CET

On 12/3/05, mark benedetto king <mbk@lowlatency.com> wrote:

> > If there is code somewhere to split up the realmstring passed to
> > the auth functions (we'd need to pull out protocol, host(+port), and
> > realm name), then we can use internet passwords instead of generic
> > passwords, which would allow us to use the same credentials as Safari
> > (and other clients) is using and vice versa.
>
> We don't (AFAIK) have a realm-string parsing API.

I don't understand. I thought that in subversion's authn system, the
'realmstring' being passed around was an arbitrary string passed from
the server to the client meaning, "here's the context in which you may
safely cache the password." In the case of both httpd.conf and
svnserve.conf, the realmstring is just some arbitrary value set by the
admin, right? Something like "joe's subversion repository"?

Or am I just confused?

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