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Next Chapter Meeting:  Wednesday, November 30, 2011 7:00 P.M. - 9:00 P.M. (Note different date)

Great talks and free catered dinner for all attendees!


900 Corporate Pointe (just off of Slauson)
Culver City, CA 90230

Please RSVP: http://owasp-november2011.eventbrite.com

Topic: passw3rd

We all know passwords in source code is bad. What many don't know is that passwords in other files are bad too. Moving your passwords to config files, symlinked directories, to even requiring a password to
be typed in upon launch is just silly. Passw3rd is a ruby and java client to create encrypted files which contain your passwords that can be read by source code. Passwords can be checked into SCM and
distributed. The keys are generated per environment and locked down with simple OS RBAC. Included with the project is a POC which uses HSMs to store the passwords, and using passw3rd for the "master"
password for that role.

Some advantages of keeping credentials out of source code are:

Credentials are not passed around when source code is shared.
Unintentional exposure of source code does not reveal credentials.
Read-access to source code can be much more permissive.
Source code can be checked into version control systems without concern for exposure of credentials.
It is easier to change credentials without having to worry about changing all instances.
Leaving credentials in source code leads to poor password management in general. If changing a credential requires you to change code, you
are less likely to want to do it.

http://rubygems.org/gems/passw3rd .

Speaker: Neil Matatall

 more details forthcoming.

Topic: Coming Soon

Speaker: Coming Soon

more details forthcoming.

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Would you like to speak at an OWASP Los Angeles Meeting?

Call for Papers (CFP) is NOW OPEN. To speak at upcoming OWASP Los Angeles meetings please submit your BIO and talk abstract via email to Tin Zaw. When we accept your talk, it will be required to use the Powerpoint OWASP Template.

Other Events

OWASP Holiday Gathering December 14, 2011 6:30-8:30PM

  Downtown Daily Grill
  612 S. Flower Street • Los Angeles, CA 90017
  (213) 622-4500 • (213) 629-2974 (fax)
  downtowndg@dailygrill.com • www.dailygrill.com

ISSA-LA holds a lunch meeting on the 3rd Wed of each month, for more information visit www.issa-la.org.

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