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From Robert Newson <>
Subject Re: Configuration Load Order
Date Wed, 17 Aug 2011 12:47:40 GMT
Oh, that's not what I'm +1 for then.

I specifically mean that passwords are never held in any .ini file,
but instead in a separate password file that contains nothing but
passwords, and never plaintext passwords either. It is updated with a
script which takes username and password, crunches it, and writes it
to the file. I used 'htpasswd' as shorthand for all of the above but
clearly was too terse, sorry.

I quite like your proposal too, though, where only bootstrapping
(database_dir, etc) are in config and the rest can be read from a
special _config database (thus eliminating any manual alterations from
outside _config).


On 17 August 2011 12:29, Noah Slater <> wrote:
> On 16 Aug 2011, at 23:07, Robert Newson wrote:
>> nice idea to have a separate htpasswd (-like) file. Passwords are
>> special, let's treat them accordingly.
> Just to clarify.
> The proposal you're commenting on only suggest a separate password script that generates
hashes which are then put into the regular ini files.

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