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RE: Re: Evaluating SVN as a Document Management Solution

From: Gleason, Todd <tgleason_at_impac.com>
Date: Fri, 7 Mar 2008 09:14:29 -0800

That's not quite what I was asking. What I mean is, can you disable the
ability to cache credentials on the server end? So the server can
guarantee that the user retyped their password every time they commit?
I'm not as concerned about disabling credentials caching when doing
updates, I just am asking if you can guarantee that, every time the user
commits a document, they specifically type their password as a guarantee
that somebody else didn't use their workstation.

The reason I bring this up is that I can imagine people wanting to use
Subversion as a document management solution in an area requiring 21 CFR
Part 11 electronic signatures (an FDA requirement for electronic
approvals where you have to type your userid and password to check in or
approve a document). Such a system would be very light on process, but
also very quick (and cheap) to use.

-----Original Message-----
From: Andy Levy [mailto:andy.levy_at_gmail.com]
Sent: Friday, March 07, 2008 9:43 AM
To: users_at_tortoisesvn.tigris.org
Subject: Re: Evaluating SVN as a Document Management Solution

On Fri, Mar 7, 2008 at 11:27 AM, Gleason, Todd <tgleason_at_impac.com>
wrote:
> A general question to Subversion folks, for people who might use SVN
for
> document management: Can you configure the server to ask for
password
> on every commit? This might be useful for people who need stricter
> electronic signature options.

Yes, you can (and in most cases should) configure SVN to require a
password for any operation, especially commits. User credentials are
cached in your local OS user account's home directory, so once you've
authenticated once, you shouldn't be prompted again. This can be
problematic if multiple people share a workstation login account, but
that's another ball of security wax that's outside the realm of SVN.

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