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From Apache subversion Wiki <comm...@subversion.apache.org>
Subject [Subversion Wiki] Update of "MasterPassphrase" by CMichaelPilato
Date Mon, 02 Jul 2012 18:45:55 GMT
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The "MasterPassphrase" page has been changed by CMichaelPilato:
http://wiki.apache.org/subversion/MasterPassphrase?action=diff&rev1=31&rev2=32

Comment:
Add table of contents.

  = Master Passphrase Support =
+ 
+ <<TableOfContents>>
+ 
+ == Introduction ==
  
  Like all popular web browsers, [[http://www.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/fx/|Mozilla Firefox]]
allows you to optionally cache passwords used for site logins. Site credentials are cached
on disk, and in plaintext by default. However, Firefox allows you to optionally configure
a "Master Password". This password (or passphrase) is used to encrypt the on-disk cached site
credentials, functioning effectively the same way that a keyring provider and associated passphrase
would work. Firefox will challenge the user for the master password the first time it needs
to consult its credentials cache, and will leave the cache "unlocked" for the duration of
the application's lifetime. (Reference: http://luxsci.com/blog/master-password-encryption-in-firefox-and-thunderbird.html)
  

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