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Re: [PATCH] Update AHHH! entry in FAQ

From: Daniel Shahaf <d.s_at_daniel.shahaf.name>
Date: Fri, 15 Aug 2008 09:43:03 +0300 (Jerusalem Daylight Time)

Stefan Sperling wrote on Fri, 15 Aug 2008 at 02:25 +0200:
> Index: www/faq.html
> ===================================================================
> --- www/faq.html (revision 32474)
> +++ www/faq.html (working copy)
> @@ -3075,14 +3021,19 @@
> <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,
> +<p>Subversion 1.6 will address this issue for UNIX/Linux.
> +Support for Gnome-Keyring and KDEwallet has been implemented,
> +both of which facilitate storing passwords on disk encrypted.
> +The client will fall back to caching your password in plaintext
> +if neither of these programs are available, but it has also been
It needs to be available and enabled at compile time *and* at run time --
maybe say that explicitly?

> +changed to never cache a password in plaintext without asking first.</p>
<em> around this word?

> +
> +<p>With Subversion 1.5 and earlier, on UNIX/Linux, the password can
> +only be stored in plaintext 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>
> -<p>Trust your OS to protect data on disk.</p>
> -
> <p>However, if you're really worried, you can permanently turn off
> password caching. With an svn 1.0 client, just set 'store-auth-creds
> = no' in your run-time config file. With an svn 1.1 client or later,

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