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Re: using (or coding support for) encrypted passwords

From: Alexis Huxley <ahuxley_at_gmx.net>
Date: 2006-10-23 11:55:56 CEST

> > Is there any way to use encrypted passwords in <repo>/conf/passwd
> > instead of plaintext?
>
> http://svn.haxx.se/dev/archive-2006-10/0508.shtml
>
> This is basically just like ~/.cvspass, i.e., not actual encryption.

And for the server side? Is any reason for not encrypting the passwords
there? If not, is this something planned? Is it a bite-size problem?

> The alternative is to interface to a system-level password management
> daemon which, presumably, needs to be "unlocked" with a password, to
> decrypt its stored data, when the user starts his session. The

Ok, indeed with a bit more googling I found
http://svn.haxx.se/dev/archive-2004-11/0596.shtml which suggests
the same thing.

Thanks!

Alexis

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