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Re: Git ransom campaign incident report - May 2019

On Fri, May 17, 2019 at 6:20 PM Jeff King <peff@xxxxxxxx> wrote:
> I hate the magical-ness of 3b, because credential-store really _isn't_
> the best choice. It's just better than the current behavior. At the same
> time, by doing it automatically, the existing flow they were using just
> works, and is moderately better.

Quite a bit better. It sits in a different directory, and with tight

Overall -- thank you! That's the process I was picturing. Even just
scrubbing the credentials -- your "step 1" -- would be a significant
improvement, if a bit unfriendly.

> > Judging from looking at my own automated jobs, it does not appear that you
> > would *ever* need to store such credentials in the Git config, anyway. If
> > you need to, say, push to a repository, you can always store the full URL
> > (or the credentials) in a secret variable.
> Yes, that's definitely the way you _should_ do it. I think the problem

The key thing are the credentials, and there are much better solutions
for this -- ssh keys, etc.

This isn't for thoughtful users, this is to save unaware users from
themselves. Maybe they'll and hurt themselves with something else, but
that's part of removing sharp edges from a product.



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