[PD-dev] how to authenticate commits in SVN?

Mathieu Bouchard matju at artengine.ca
Wed Feb 13 17:56:09 CET 2008

On Wed, 13 Feb 2008, IOhannes m zmoelnig wrote:
> Miller Puckette wrote:
>> However, I don't have a password (only ssl auth, if even that
>> exists in the same form) ... anyway to change SVN authentification
>> methods in midstream?
>> And/or should I just get an old-fashioned password from Iohannes?
> unfortunately _i_ cannot give you a password.

It's very possible that Miller's problem is exactly the same as mine, that 
is, just using svn.puredata.info.

> unlike CVS, svn does not use ssh as backend for encrypted transport.

That feature of SVN is called "svn+ssh" as a URL protocol component (the 
first part before the colon) and we could file a request to SF to have it 
added if it hasn't been added yet.

> rather, subversion caches your password on filesystem (once you have 
> entered it correctly), so you don't have to re-enter it again and again.

Does it cache them in cleartext, or hashed? (md5, sha1, crypt(), whatever)

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