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sr #109528: Allow encrypted password in ~/.davfs2/secrets

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Submitted on:  Sat 14 Jul 2018 03:08:12 PM UTC  
 
Category:  None Priority:  5 - Normal
Severity:  3 - Normal Status:  Need Info
Privacy:  Public Assigned to:  Werner Baumann <wbaumann>
Originator Email:  -email is unavailable- Open/Closed:  Open
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Sat 14 Jul 2018 03:15:35 PM UTC, comment #2: 

I do not understand how davfs2 is related with your sshfs.

This aside:
To authenticate with the WebDAV-server davfs2 needs the password - unencrypted! So if you store the WebDAV-password in encrypted form, what do you suggest how davfs2 will get the password that is needed to decrypt the WebDAV-password?

Either the user has to type a password whenever he mounts a WebDAV file system or an unencrypted password is stored somewhere. No magic available.

Werner

Werner Baumann <wbaumann>
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Sat 14 Jul 2018 03:08:12 PM UTC, comment #1: 

This item has been reassigned from the project davfs2 bugs tracker to your tracker.

The original report is still available at bugs #54304

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[field #0]                  Item ID: 54304

[field #1]                 Group ID: 10199

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[field #3]                 Severity: 3 - Normal

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[field #12]             Submitted on: Fri 13 Jul 2018 09:39:56 AM UTC

[field #13]                  Summary: Allow encrypted password in ~/.davfs2/secrets

[field #14]      Original Submission: I manage a server where users mount sshfs volumes and have their authentication credentials in `~/.davfs2/secrets`.

The "problem" is that, in `secrets`, the password is entered in plain text, so, aside possible security issues, it's a big "responsibility" for me (root) to have access to their passwords.

Isn't possible to use sshfs with pre-encrypted passwords, so that only the encrypted version is stored in `secrets` ?


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Werner Baumann <wbaumann>
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Sat 14 Jul 2018 03:08:12 PM UTC, original submission:  

I manage a server where users mount sshfs volumes and have their authentication credentials in `~/.davfs2/secrets`.

The "problem" is that, in `secrets`, the password is entered in plain text, so, aside possible security issues, it's a big "responsibility" for me (root) to have access to their passwords.

Isn't possible to use sshfs with pre-encrypted passwords, so that only the encrypted version is stored in `secrets` ?

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    Date Changed by Updated Field Previous Value => Replaced by
    2018-07-14 wbaumann StatusNone => Need Info
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    2018-07-14 wbaumann Reassign itemdavfs2, bug #54304 => davfs2, sr #109528

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