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Re: Re: Setting location of auth cache - securing stored passwords

From: Ryan J Ollos <ryano_at_physiosonics.com>
Date: Thu, 24 Dec 2009 01:21:38 -0800 (PST)

Andy Levy wrote:
>
> You could also prevent people from caching passwords in the first
> place by editing %APPDATA%\Subversion\config (the [auth] section), but
> you can't stop them from reverting it back to caching.
>

As you suggest, I'm currently looking at ways to restrict the SVN/TSVN
configuration client side. It seems that one would need to enforce limited
OS account permissions on the client computer and remove permissions for
that user to change %APPDATA%\Subversion\config. However in that case, it
seems that a user could technically access the repository from another
computer unless access was restricted by IP (not a big concern for me
anyway, but strictly speaking it seems this would be a hole in the
enforcement of the policy).

Maybe there is a better way to enforce a policies about password caching?
(more extensive elaboration on what I would like to "ideally" implement:
http://tortoisesvn.tigris.org/ds/viewMessage.do?dsForumId=4061&dsMessageId=2432787)

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