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Re: Bikeshed: configuration override order

From: Branko Čibej <brane_at_xbc.nu>
Date: Wed, 11 Aug 2010 11:36:30 +0200

On 11.08.2010 11:05, Bolstridge, Andrew wrote:
> The second aspect: client-stored passwords, this isn't so much about storing them on the client but about having different ones. Enterprises want single-signon, ie, a single password, centrally held, that is used for all apps. They don't really care about storing it locally so much as caring when Mildred calls the helpdesk to say her password doesn’t work only to find she's changed her main login but her svn password is the old, different one. I don't think there's much to do here, except to get LDAP working. Fortunately, VisualSVN allows integrated authentication with Active Directory, and most enterprises still use Windows.

What has that got to do with anything? You stock plain-vanilla
Subversion server can integrate with Active Directory just fine, if
you're serving via Apache. You don't need VisualSVN for that. So a
password update will change the SVN password, said user will receive a
password prompt from the Subversion client *once*, and SVN will
presumably store that password securely (at least, it will on Windows).

-- Brane
Received on 2010-08-11 11:37:17 CEST

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