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Re: [PATCH] Obfuscate auth info

From: Samay <getafix123_at_hotmail.com>
Date: 2006-10-20 09:50:27 CEST

> 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

how about something similar to http://nsd.dyndns.org/pwsafe/ to manage
passwords within Subversion client side ... at least for the CLI ...
provides real protection instead of a smoke screen by obfuscation!



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