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RE: Credentials Caching - Security Guy Not Happy

From: Foy, Sean <Sean.Foy_at_TycoHealthcare.com>
Date: 2004-08-28 13:34:08 CEST

So would the server send the key to any anonymous user who asked for it, or
would you need to authenticate to the server in order to retrieve the key?
-----Original Message-----
From: Paul Ossenbruggen [mailto:paul.ossenbruggen@convoii.net]
Sent: Friday, August 27, 2004 10:06 PM
To: kfogel@collab.net
Cc: Travis P; users@subversion.tigris.org
Subject: Re: Credentials Caching - Security Guy Not Happy

I was thinking about this, even though, I have never looked at the code, it
seems to me that the server is much easier to secure than the individual
clients, so if the symmetric key were kept on the server and was requested
before each command that accessed the server, it could be used to decrypt
the authentication cache before executing the command. This would make the
command line client pretty secure so long as it never cached the symmetric
key locally. The server could generate real the key out of a config file
when it launched. I am not sure how feasible this is just wanted to suggest
it.

- Paul

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