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Re: Can svnserve read an encrypted password file?

From: Paul Koning <Paul_Koning_at_dell.com>
Date: Thu, 28 Aug 2008 12:42:56 -0400

>>>>> "vinay" == vinay <vinay.indresh_at_gmail.com> writes:

 vinay> Hi All I was wondering if it is possible to keep the password
 vinay> file in an encrypted format. This would help in maintaining
 vinay> the passwords securely.

The client needs the plaintext password, so it would have to decrypt
the password if it's stored encrypted, which means it needs to know
the key, which means someone could read that key out of the client.
So encrypting adds no security -- that's why the option isn't there.

More precisely, encryption would mislead some people into believing
there is security when there isn't, which is worse than not having


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