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Re: [PATCH] don't store plain-text passwords by default

From: Karl Fogel <kfogel_at_red-bean.com>
Date: Wed, 16 Apr 2008 16:28:52 -0400

Stefan Sperling <stsp_at_elego.de> writes:
> I've tested the patch with svnserve locally, on FreeBSD.
> It works as I expected it to work. The password isn't stored by default.
> It is however stored when I pass --store-plaintext-pw (this option only
> needs to be used once per server/realm), or when I set the
> store-plaintext-passwords option in ~/.subversion/config (which only
> needs to be done once per user account).

Bravo for writing the patch!

If there is a config option for remembering passwords by default, then
there needs to be a command-line option to not remember (use case: user
feels that most repository passwords are not sensitive, but this one
repository she's checking out today *is* sensitive, or the password
she's using for it is shared with something else, or whatever).


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