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From Jörg Schaible <>
Subject Re: [VFS] UserAuthenticationData enhancement
Date Wed, 27 Feb 2013 12:28:40 GMT

Jörg Schaible wrote:

> Hello guys,
> the current implementation of the UserAuthenticationData only allows us to
> keep character arrays as values for the user authentication. However, for
> FTPS or SFTP (maybe more - HTTPS, WebDAVS) we may also have to use private
> keys or client-side certificates. Unfortunately I cannot keep those in the
> UserAuthenticationData.
> This results in half-baked solutions like provided in the patch of VFS-283
> where the passphase is delivered with the "standard" mechanism, but the
> key data is individually set and on top of it a private UserAuthenticator
> implementation that tries to overcome the limits of the
> UserAuthenticationData.
> Therefore I'd like to apply my proposed changes in VFS-466, where I keep
> binary compatibility, but have to deprecate the old getter/setter in favor
> of new ones dealing with arbitrary data (defined by the enhanced inner
> Type).

I reverted this for now. There are too many implications and its probably 
not the best time to start a refactoring near a new release. It might be 
better to think about the complete UserAuthenticator concept for 3.0.

Sorry for the noise,

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