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Re: [PATCH] Obfuscate auth info

From: David Anderson <dave_at_natulte.net>
Date: 2006-10-20 09:22:46 CEST

I have investigates (well, actually, implemented) GNOME Keyring
support for Subversion. It is highly desktop specific, in that only
Gnome starts the gnome keyring daemon, and as far as I can tell, it
will always want to pop up a master password prompt, which has the
same issues as OSX Keychain when using svn over a remote connection to
a machine.

I still have issues with getting the build system to integrate
detection/activation of gnome keyring, but hopefully I can have the
whole thing properly tested and committed soon.

- Dave

On 10/20/06, Peter Lundblad <plundblad@google.com> wrote:
> David Anderson writes:
> > On 10/19/06, Angel Marin <anmar@gmx.net> wrote:
> > > What about interfacing with GNOME Keyring[1] when available? It's there
> > > just for this purpose and it gives a fairly flexible way of managing
> > > stored passwords.
> > >
> > > [1] http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/GNOME_Keyring
> >
> > This is a potential solution for linux operating systems. I am busy
> > right now, but implementing this would be an interesting complement
> > (not replacement - not all systems subversion supports have a gnome
> > desktop) to the obfuscation patch. The option to support the similar
> > facility in KDE would also be nice.
> >
> I also like the spirit of this solution much better than obfuscation.
> I don't know the state of gnome-keyring and I would hope for a non-desktop
> environment specific solution. Something more sophisticated than obfuscation
> seems to be system dependent anyway and we already have something similar
> on Windows and Mac, so +0 from me.
> Thanks,
> //Peter

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