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Re: svn commit: r25988 - trunk/www

From: Erik Huelsmann <ehuels_at_gmail.com>
Date: 2007-08-08 18:19:47 CEST

On 8/8/07, sussman@tigris.org <sussman@tigris.org> wrote:
> Author: sussman
> Date: Wed Aug 8 09:16:19 2007
> New Revision: 25988
>
> Log:
> * www/faq.html: expand our faq on password-caching a bit.
>
> Modified:
> trunk/www/faq.html
>
> Modified: trunk/www/faq.html
> URL: http://svn.collab.net/viewvc/svn/trunk/www/faq.html?pathrev=25988&r1=25987&r2=25988
> ==============================================================================
> --- trunk/www/faq.html (original)
> +++ trunk/www/faq.html Wed Aug 8 09:16:19 2007
> @@ -3049,14 +3049,19 @@
>
> <p>Calm down, take a deep breath.</p>
>
> -<p>On UNIX, notice that the directory which contains the cached
> -passwords (usually ~/.subversion/auth/) has permissions
> -of 700, meaning only you can read them.</p>
> -
> <p>On Windows 2000 or later, svn 1.2 and above uses standard
> Windows APIs to encrypt the data, so only the user can decrypt the
> cached password.</p>
>
> +<p>On Mac OS X, svn 1.4 and later uses the system Keychain
> +facility to encrypt/store your svn password.</p>
> +
> +<p>On UNIX/Linux, there are no standard system encryption facilities,
> +so the password is stored in ~/subversion/auth/. Notice, however,
> +that the directory which contains the cached passwords (usually
> +~/.subversion/auth/) has permissions of 700, meaning only you can read
> +them.</p>
> +

Maybe also add that the 'root' user can read them too, if he wants to?

bye,

Erik.

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