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Re: [PATCH] Obfuscate auth info

From: James Courtier-Dutton <James_at_superbug.co.uk>
Date: 2006-10-20 19:47:54 CEST

Martin Furter wrote:
>
> I guess no distro would package svn with GNOME keyring enabled because
> it would pull in all the dependencies, all the GNOME libs, and users of
> other WM's often do not want that.
>
> So the solution would be a DSO which gets loaded. But as soon as other
> keyrings are supported too how will svn detect which plugin to load?
> How far do you want to go?
>
> I propose a config entry to enable obfuscating passwords, and default
> for it to be turned off. That way both sides have what they want: Those
> who say obfuscating is worse still have the default behaviour. And those
> who want to enable obfuscation can do it. And both of them get a nice
> warning in the config file.
>
> Just my 2 cents.
>
> Martin
>

I think there is an in-kernel storage facility for keys.
Google for "in-kernel keys"

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