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Subject [Subversion Wiki] Update of "EncryptedPasswordStorage" by CMichaelPilato
Date Tue, 17 Jan 2012 13:31:30 GMT
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The "EncryptedPasswordStorage" page has been changed by CMichaelPilato:

Add another suggested improvement, borrowing from the example set by web browers.

  {{{#!wiki warning
  Implementation of built-in encryption mechanisms tied to a "master password" secret key
might possibly complicate Subversion's distribution per the export control restrictions placed
on such technologies.  We need to understand and carefully consider the scope of that complication.
+ === Per-site Password Caching Options ===
+ Using the web browsers again as an example, Subversion could ask before storing any not-currently-cached
user-provided credentials and look for one of the following three responses:  "yes", "no",
or "never".  A response of "never" is recorded by using a special "passtype" record value
("nocache" or somesuch) in the auth/ runtime configuration area, and can be used in the future
to avoid prompting the user about caching for that particular realmstring.

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