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sr #110454: mount.davfs2 interactive password prompt in clear text

Submitter:  None
Submitted:  Mon 08 Mar 2021 07:43:05 PM UTC
Category:  None Priority:  5 - Normal
Severity:  2 - Minor Status:  Done
Privacy:  Public Assigned to:  _71007
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Tue 09 Mar 2021 10:27:27 AM UTC, comment #1: 

Do not use option "username" this way. The manual explicitely advises against. The option is for use with pam-mount only.

You can

  • not configure any credentials at all and davfs2 will prompt you for username and password
  • configure the username in the secrets file and davfs2 will prompt you for the password
  • configure username and password in the secrets file.

In none of these cases will the password be readable on the terminal.


P.S.: People who give advise on the internet have not read the original documentation themselves in many cases.

- <_71007>
Mon 08 Mar 2021 07:43:05 PM UTC, original submission:  

Hello when attempting to authenticate to a webdav share like this:

mount -t davfs https://<fqdn_webdav> /mnt/webdav_mount/ -o username=user

I am prompted to enter a password which is shown in clear text at the interactive terminal:

  Password:  this_in_clear_text

Obviously when multiple people are looking at the same shell the password is visible to everyone. I understand secrets can be stored making this prompt not necessary but when we don't want to store passwords in a file providing the password interactively is preferable. Could this be changed to *'s or simply no output?




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