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Re: svn caches password in local directory

From: Mark Parker <mark_at_msdhub.com>
Date: 2005-06-09 22:46:41 CEST

Ben Collins-Sussman wrote:
>
> A win32 svn 1.2 client stores the password cache encrypted using the
> windows crypto API (basically using the user's system password). You
> don't need to do anything to make it happen, it just happens. You
> might want to destroy existing caches (rm %APPDATA%\Subversion\auth
> \svn.simple\*) so that new encrypted ones are saved.
>
> See the 1.2 releasenotes:
>
> http://subversion.tigris.org/svn_1.2_releasenotes.html

Also note that the password files won't *look* encrypted to the user
that owns them (because the OS is decrypting them for you). If you
select the option "Show encrypted or compressed NTFS files in color",
they'll show up as green.

Mark

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