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Re: Credentials security

From: Andy Levy <andy.levy_at_gmail.com>
Date: Wed, 2 Sep 2009 06:42:31 -0400

On Wed, Sep 2, 2009 at 04:20, Becker, Alexander<alb_at_compugroup.com> wrote:
> what happens when I enter my username + password in tortoisesvn to
> authenticate at a repository? Is the password send over the network or only
> a hash of it?

Depends upon what protocol you use to access the server, and how the
authentication has been configured on the server.

> When I save them in tortoise what will be saved? The password or a hash?

It's encrypted via the Windows crypto API.

> The repository itself has a normal http:// address and the credentials are
> checked against our active directory somehow, but I don’t know how it is set
> up exactly.

As long as your server is set up for Digest authentication and not
Basic, the password isn't in the clear.


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