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From Stefan Sperling <s...@elego.de>
Subject Re: How to store new password so no need to enter every time?
Date Fri, 04 May 2012 13:59:35 GMT
On Fri, May 04, 2012 at 06:48:10AM -0700, frame wrote:
> 
> 
> On Thursday, May 3, 2012 3:47:13 PM UTC-4, Stefan Sperling wrote:
> >
> > On Thu, May 03, 2012 at 12:41:38PM -0700, frame wrote: 
> > > I saw the password is saved in the file within 
> > .subversion/auth/svn.simple 
> > > directory. Is that correct? How can I have it saved in encrypted format? 
> > Is 
> > > this can be achieved by my personal or the system admin group? 
> >
> > You would need to configure gnome-keyring or kwallet (see the 
> > 'password-stores' option in the 'config' file). I don't know 
> > whether those programs are available for your linux distro. 
> > They are third-party password encryption tools that Subversion 
> > can optionally make use of. 
> >
> > Our system admin is against saving password in plain text format. So, I 
> have to pursue encryption format way. In my .subversion/config:
> ### Section for configuring external helper applications.
> password-stores =
>  
> So 'password-stores' option is empty. We use Red Hat Linux 5.8. Can you 
> help more? Thank you.

I don't know if gnome-keyring or kwallet are available in Red Hat
Linux 5.8, and whether or not support for these features was compiled
into Subversion by the Red Hat packagers. Somebody else on this list
may know. Or you might want to ask Red Hat directly.

If Red Hat 5.8 doesn't ship Subversion with gnome-keyring or kwallet
support, you'll have to type the password or ask your admin to upgrade
to a newer version of Red Hat or use a different Liunx distribution.
Or you might find a build of Subversion for your Red Hat system that
has these features enabled -- a good starting point for your search
would be http://subversion.apache.org/packages.html

All we can do is provide these features. If packagers you obtain
Subversion from disable these features or ship outdated versions,
the Subversion project cannot help you.

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