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Re: Encrypting selected files ...

From: Les Mikesell <lesmikesell_at_gmail.com>
Date: Fri, 02 Oct 2009 14:12:36 -0500

Pat Farrell wrote:
> Les Mikesell wrote:
>> So you either put complete configs under version
>> control or you have operators making changes on the fly that can't be
>> tested.
>
> You are not reading my replies carefully.

I'm reading them. I just don't find an answer there.

> I am not saying no version control for operational configurations. What
> I am saying is that the developers get ZERO access to those configurations.

Yet you don't mention the mechanism in subversion to accomplish this.

> If you care about security, you have to do it some other way. SSH,
> separate SVN repositories, manual entry, etc. are all possible.
>
> Its an operations procedure question.

Just more things to go wrong if you have special cases. We actually do,
and yes, they have gone wrong (like tests passing with test credentials
that failed in the production setup), which is why I think there should
be a generic way to handle this general problem.

-- 
   Les Mikesell
    lesmikesell_at_gmail.com
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