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From "ASF subversion and git services (JIRA)" <j...@apache.org>
Subject [jira] [Commented] (ACCUMULO-1412) Allow shell password to come from a variety of sources
Date Sat, 31 Aug 2013 20:43:51 GMT

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ASF subversion and git services commented on ACCUMULO-1412:
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Commit 714c12f63b78f83a14f5285c139ac5ba3b503b4c in branch refs/heads/master from [~mdrob]
[ https://git-wip-us.apache.org/repos/asf?p=accumulo.git;h=714c12f ]

ACCUMULO-1412 Adding PasswordConverter

                
> Allow shell password to come from a variety of sources
> ------------------------------------------------------
>
>                 Key: ACCUMULO-1412
>                 URL: https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/ACCUMULO-1412
>             Project: Accumulo
>          Issue Type: Sub-task
>          Components: shell
>            Reporter: Mike Drob
>            Assignee: Mike Drob
>            Priority: Minor
>             Fix For: 1.6.0
>
>         Attachments: ACCUMULO-1412-v1.patch
>
>
> OpenSSL allows the user to read the password from a number of places, including a file,
environment variable, file descriptor, command line argument, or standard in. It would be
nice for accumulo to do the same, to ease scripting while still not revealing password through
{{ps}} or it's brethren.
> A logical way to implement this might be using a [JCommander Custom Type|http://jcommander.org/#Custom_types]
for the password field.

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