[TxMt] subversion bundle, handling SSL keys with passwords

thomas Aylott oblivious at subtlegradient.com
Mon Sep 4 23:28:47 UTC 2006

On Sep 4, 2006, at 6:49 PM, Chris Rose wrote:
> On 9/4/06, Allan Odgaard <throw-away-1 at macromates.com> wrote:
>> On 3/9/2006, at 15:41, Chris Rose wrote:
>> > [...] right now in the svn info output, there are six requests for
>> > the password.
>> I am curious, if this is key-based authorization, why does it prompt
>> for a password? Is this the pass phrase used to decrypt the locally
>> stored private key? If so, a workaround would likely be to not have
>> your private key encrypted -- for machines where you are the (only)
>> system administrator, this should be safe.
> That's the case, alright, and I suppose I could remove the password
> from the local key, for this one machine, but securing keys
> (especially ones that provide access to critical resources like my
> source repository) strikes me as a good idea, and one that should be
> supported.
> I'll look into the expect scripting, to see if I can provide the  
> password there.
> -- 
> Chris R.
> ======
> Not to be taken literally, internally, or seriously.

I use KeyChain 2.6.2; http://www.gentoo.org/proj/en/keychain/

Works great, kinda like the Mac OS X keychain.
Just put in your password once after reboot and you're gold.
Might want to have some script close the chain on sleep or something  
though if it's on a laptop.

thomas Aylott — subtleGradient — CrazyEgg

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