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Re: Credentials Caching - Security Guy Not Happy

From: <kfogel_at_collab.net>
Date: 2004-08-25 22:52:30 CEST

Travis P <svn@castle.fastmail.fm> writes:
> It can lead to something entirely sensible like ssh-agent or AFS tokens.
> The key is then cached in memory only (locked, non-pageable memory if
> the OS allows for that).

Yes -- we've talked about doing that, it's just that it's a
non-trivial project.

You could conceivably implement it as a wrapper around the 'svn'
client, one that communicates with its own agent and passes the
--username and --password options to svn every time.

> A system like this is more complicated, but would have significant
> advantages over what is currently available.

No one disagrees, it's just a question of priorities.

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