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Re: Feature Request: Changeset Signing

From: Branko ─îibej <brane_at_xbc.nu>
Date: 2005-08-11 23:51:19 CEST

Phillip Susi wrote:

> I'd like to suggest a feature request for future versions of subversion.
>
> When using client certificates to authenticate with the server, it
> would be nice if you could also have the client digitally sign change
> sets that you commit. When the client sends the change set it could
> just compute an MD5 sum of the change set, sign it using the user's
> private key, and add it to the commit as a revision property. That
> way later you can validate the signed hash and be certain who made the
> change. In effect, it's a digital signature that you authorized and
> approved the change. This level of change control is required by
> certain standard engineering practices that are mandated in certain
> fields, such as medical devices.

This is on the TODO list, and we have a prettz good idea about how to
implement it.

-- Brane

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