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Re: Any progress with svnserve.conf encryption? (was: Re: using (or coding support for) encrypted passwords)

From: Ben Collins-Sussman <sussman_at_red-bean.com>
Date: 2006-12-06 23:31:15 CET

Maybe Dave Thomas would like to deploy our trunk code, as an early
tester of svnserve-SASL? :-)

On 12/6/06, Vlad Georgescu <vgeorgescu@gmail.com> wrote:
> On 12/6/06, Dave_Thomas mailing lists <davelist@peoplemerge.com> wrote:
> > Hi,
> >
> > I see recent active discussions. Has a SASL-enabled server been
> > implemented?
>
> Yes, support for Cyrus SASL authentication is already integrated into
> Subversion /trunk, and will hopefully make it into the next minor
> release (1.5.0). Cyrus SASL supports several password-checking
> mechanisms that use encrypted passwords, such as:
>
> - GSSAPI (Kerberos)
> - authentication mechanisms that use non-plaintext secrets, such as
> OTP (One-time Passwords) or SRP (Secure Remote Password)
> - PAM, /etc/shadow (however this would also require SSL support,
> otherwise the password _transmission_ wouldn't be secure)
>
> --
> Vlad
>
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