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Re: Moving away from plain-text passwords in the server-side passwd file

From: Mark Phippard <markphip_at_gmail.com>
Date: Wed, 21 May 2008 06:55:31 -0400

On Tue, May 20, 2008 at 11:42 PM, Jeff Robins <jeffrobinssae_at_gmail.com> wrote:
> On Tuesday 20 May 2008 6:28:58 pm David Glasser wrote:
>> Subversion 1.5 supports SASL for svnserve authentication.
>> --dave
> Yes, but doesn't that require an external authentication manager? I
> would like to provide a method for internal authentication using
> non-plain-text stored passwords.

SASL supports a number of sources for authentication information. For
example it comes with SASLDB which contains commands like saslpasswd2
and sasldblistusers2 that you can use to maintain entries in the DB.
This is the closest it has to our password file. On some operating
systems it can also be connected to an LDAP server.

Mark Phippard
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