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Re: Call for assistance (Was: [Issue 3061] username + password + non-interactive caches creds wrong)

From: Mark Phippard <markphip_at_gmail.com>
Date: Mon, 9 Jun 2008 16:50:08 -0400

On Mon, Jun 9, 2008 at 4:45 PM, Jack Repenning <jackrepenning_at_tigris.org> wrote:

> In any case, I'm in an odd spot, here: I don't maintain any of these
> wrappers, and indeed they don't fit my personal work style, so I don't even
> use them. My project, SCPlugin, uses the SVN APIs. I discovered the
> problem indirectly: because of the odd fail-through sequence in the
> command-line tool, these GUI wrappers _were_ storing creds in cleartext in
> svn.simple/, even though the command-line binary they use stores them in the
> keychain; when I cam along later, I couldn't find the creds (because I was
> not looking in svn.simple/, only in the keychain). I fixed that, so I will
> find svn.simple/ creds if necessary, so I have no more problem, really. I
> am now trying to represent these several GUI wrapper developer communities
> by proxy. I've tried to contact them, without response, but since many of
> my users are also users of theirs, I want these things to work right.

FWIW, Subclipse (and other JavaHL consumers) also create these creds.
When the keychain support was added in 1.4, it was not added to
JavaHL. Until the recent Gnome/KDE stuff was added, I did not know it
needed to be.

So your credentials could also be coming from those tools.

Mark Phippard
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