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Re: [Subversion Wiki] Update of "EncryptedPasswordStorage" by CMichaelPilato

From: Stefan Sperling <stsp_at_elego.de>
Date: Tue, 3 Jan 2012 23:27:33 +0100

On Tue, Jan 03, 2012 at 04:19:29PM -0000, Apache subversion Wiki wrote:
> + === GPG Agent ===
> + Subversion's 1.8-dev codebase currently offers an integration with GPG Agent, which is yet another third-party cryptographic service provider.
> +

Even though this auth provider has "GPG" in its name, there is no crypto
involved. It is merely an in-memory cache of the password, in plaintext.
The only advantage is that the password is not written to disk.
See the "SECURITY CONSIDERATIONS" comment added in this commit:
Received on 2012-01-03 23:28:10 CET

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