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RE: Password stored in cleartext?

From: Reedick, Andrew <jr9445_at_ATT.COM>
Date: Wed, 16 Apr 2008 09:20:18 -0500

The topic has come up before:


Yes, home areas should be secured.


If you're using shared accounts, you can set the config file to

                store-auth-creds = no

to prevent people from inadvertently saving their svn login/password to
a shared OS account.



"Working repositories" is a really bad term. Workspaces or working
areas or sandboxes are created by 'svn co'. Repositories are the code
databases on the server.



From: Adrian Marsh [mailto:Adrian.Marsh_at_ubiquisys.com]
Sent: Wednesday, April 16, 2008 7:19 AM
To: users_at_subversion.tigris.org
Subject: Password stored in cleartext?




Is there any reason why in SVN (linux client), the password/credentials
are stored in cleartext under ~/.subversion/auth/svn.simple ?

Is there an assumption that home areas are secured, and that working
repositories aren't shared ?





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