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From "Emmanuel Lecharny (JIRA)" <>
Subject [jira] [Commented] (DIRSTUDIO-971) connections.xml should not be globally-readable
Date Tue, 21 Jan 2014 18:32:20 GMT


Emmanuel Lecharny commented on DIRSTUDIO-971:

totally agree.

> connections.xml should not be globally-readable
> -----------------------------------------------
>                 Key: DIRSTUDIO-971
>                 URL:
>             Project: Directory Studio
>          Issue Type: Bug
>          Components: studio-connection
>    Affects Versions: 2.0.0-M8 (2.0.0.v20130628)
>         Environment: Linux
>            Reporter: Andrew Findlay
> Connection parameters are stored in the file connections.xml
> This can include bind DNs and passwords, which are stored in clear text.
> The file is globally-readable, exposing these passwords to great risk.
> Another bug notes that encrypted storage would be better, but please at least set the
file mode so that it can only be read by its owner.
> The file is re-created every time a connection is edited, so changing the file mode by
hand does not solve the problem. A possible workaround for Linux is:
> chmod 700 ~/.ApacheDirectoryStudio

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