[p4] Storing Confidential Files in Perforce

Paul Goffin Paul.Goffin at aepsystems.com
Fri Mar 18 02:05:38 PST 2005


What advantage do you think you get from an encrypted filestore?
(Perforce will still serve the data to anyone who can crack the
Perforce passwords AND the unencrypted data will still sit
On every users workstation anyway.  All you're really doing
is preventing your IT guys from reading your database.  Are
they really the problem?)

If access controlls are your thing, sit your server behind
a SSH server like this:

http://www.perforce.com/perforce/technotes/note022.html

Paul.

-----Original Message-----
From: Simon Marr [mailto:Simon.Marr at ul.ie] 
Sent: 18 March 2005 09:45
To: perforce-user at perforce.com
Subject: [p4] Storing Confidential Files in Perforce


Hi Newbie here!

I'm interested to know what additional security measures others may have

taken when storing confidential material in the perforce depot? 
Passwords are all too easy to crack and I wondered if anyone had used a 
file encryption method such as mounting an encrypted disk image to store

the depot? If so, what were the issues and were there any implications 
for the server daemon process and client workspace?


thanks,
Simon
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