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From Stefan Sperling <>
Subject Re: [Subversion Wiki] Update of "EncryptedPasswordStorage" by CMichaelPilato
Date Tue, 03 Jan 2012 22:27:33 GMT
On Tue, Jan 03, 2012 at 04:19:29PM -0000, Apache subversion Wiki wrote:
> + === GPG Agent ===
> + Subversion's 1.8-dev codebase currently offers an integration with GPG Agent, which
is yet another third-party cryptographic service provider.
> + 

Even though this auth provider has "GPG" in its name, there is no crypto
involved. It is merely an in-memory cache of the password, in plaintext.
The only advantage is that the password is not written to disk.
See the "SECURITY CONSIDERATIONS" comment added in this commit:

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