[Users] [Bug 2796] add SCRAM-SHA-1 support

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Mon Nov 10 09:56:24 CET 2014


--- Comment #3 from Andrej Kacian <andrej at kacian.sk> ---
(In reply to comment #2)
> Looks like gnutls depends on nettle (at least the Arch Linux package does).
> So there is no extra dependency for most users.

Unfortunately, that isn't the case on Debian (at least on stable wheezy) -the
GnuTLS library itself does not depend on nettle. Only the gnutls-bin package
with various utility programs does. But anyway, if we decide to explicitly use
functions from nettle library, we would have to explicitly add a check for it
in configure.

There is another option for getting SHA1 which I forgot: Glib 2.30 adds support
for HMAC digests[1], so we could use those, if we bump our minimum Glib version
requirement from current 2.20 to 2.30. I'm not sure if that's a good idea,
though just for one additional authentication method.

1. https://developer.gnome.org/glib/stable/glib-Data-HMACs.html

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