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From Nick <nos...@codesniffer.com>
Subject Re: svnadmin create and not being method agnostic
Date Mon, 03 Jan 2011 20:56:19 GMT
On Mon, 2011-01-03 at 11:49 -0500, Mark Phippard wrote:
> > Apologies in advance if this is covered somewhere, but can someone
> > explain (or point me to some references on) why using SVN w/ Apache
> > (HTTPS) is insecure?  I've seen some references to plain text
> password
> > storage, but I don't see my password on my server.  The passwords in
> my
> > svnusers files look like hashes, which makes sense because I use the
> > "-m" option to htpasswd2 when creating them.  What am I missing?
> 
> Yes, it is secure.  Nico's issue is that the SVN client will allow the
> user to cache their password in plaintext locally in their home
> folder.  This is only true for *nix clients though. Windows and OSX
> clients store the password securely.

I see, thanks.  So by "SVN client", are you referring to the command
line client that's provided by SVN?
May I ask why the *nix client stores the credentials in plain text?
Again, I'm open to references which explain it if this has already been
covered.

Nick



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