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Re: [Issue 4145] Master passphrase and encrypted credentials cache

From: Daniel Shahaf <danielsh_at_elego.de>
Date: Sun, 25 Mar 2012 18:48:17 +0200

C. Michael Pilato wrote on Fri, Mar 23, 2012 at 12:21:20 -0400:
> But the benefits to the developers will be noticeable. Currently, the use
> of the various "outsourced" providers is a mess. Every time we want to add
> a new provider, we have to add flavors of it for all the various keyrings
> and such. With the master passphrase paradigm in place, the on-disk cache
> is *the sole cache* for Subversion credentials, and the keyrings have but a

What will the on-disk cache contain? Will it contain the
username/password credentials encrypted via the master password somehow?

Conversely -- suppose I know the master password, and I have read access
to the .subversion/auth/ directory. What is the process for me to
obtain the cache password in cleartext, to authenticate to the server

> single, shared, simple task: store the master passphrase securely. This
> may not sound like a big deal, but if you were reading the authn code, you'd
> breathe a sigh of relief.

Received on 2012-03-25 18:49:01 CEST

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