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Re: svn commit: r1151069 - /subversion/trunk/subversion/libsvn_subr/gpg_agent.c

From: Stefan Sperling <stsp_at_elego.de>
Date: Tue, 26 Jul 2011 22:26:14 +0200

On Tue, Jul 26, 2011 at 08:28:40PM +0300, Daniel Shahaf wrote:
> Stefan Sperling wrote on Tue, Jul 26, 2011 at 15:33:34 +0200:
> > The key difference between the plaintext password store and the
> > gpg-agent store is that the user must already have a running gpg-agent.
> > The plaintext password store is always used and is not guarded by
> > any such precondition.
> >
> The prompt function can check that the environment variable is defined.
> (not connect; just getenv() != NULL)
> > I think that if someone is already running gpg-agent, they are probably
> > storing their PGP passphrase in it, which IMO is a secret of much higher
> > value than a Subversion password.
> >
> _If_ the PGP passphrase is stored there too, then of course it's more
> valuable. I'm not sure how likely that is, though --- ie, people who
> use svn but not gpg, and people who use svn and instruct gpg not to use
> the agent (does gpg use the agent by default?), wouldn't have any 'more
> sensitive' secrets in the agent.

Users can always hit "Cancel" in the gpg agent prompt to get out of it.
They don't have to enter a password at all if they aren't comfortable
doing so.
Received on 2011-07-26 22:26:56 CEST

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