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Re: Cached client credentials not encrypted on Win2K with Subversion 1.2.3.

From: John Szakmeister <john_at_szakmeister.net>
Date: 2005-12-15 10:11:39 CET

On Wednesday 14 December 2005 18:58, Barnett, Chris wrote:
> Hi Joel,
> The book is correct - the file is encrypted. But if you are the owner of
> the file, and hence have the decryption key, windows will automatically
> decrypt it for you regardless of which program (eg. notepad, subversion)
> is opening it. This is why you appear to see a non-encrypted file.
> As the book says, the encryption is provided by Windows. It is not
> provided by Subversion.
> You might be able to see the encrypted version if you try opening the
> file with a different user account, but I've never tried it.

Not true. I think you're thinking about encrypted partitions. The whole file
is not encrypted, just the password part. If you aren't seeing it, then try
removing %APPDATA%\Subversion\auth. IIRC, Subversion will not automatically
go back and encrypt the passwords after an upgrade. It will continue using
what was there already. Note that you will have to enter your passwords
again the first time you connect to a repository.


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Received on Thu Dec 15 10:14:44 2005

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