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Redact single-part login credentials from URLs. #6891

chrahunt opened this issue Aug 18, 2019 · 2 comments · Fixed by #6921


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@chrahunt chrahunt commented Aug 18, 2019

What's the problem this feature will solve?

Currently pip._internals.utils.misc.redact_password_from_url does the following:

  1. input:; output: http://hello:****
  2. input:; output:

This can be bad and still leak credentials for index servers that use a single API token for login, for example:

  1. input:; output:

Describe the solution you'd like

When the auth portion of a URL consists of a single element, we should be redacting it.

This should require renaming pip._internal.utils.misc.redact_password_from_url to redact_auth_from_url and updating the behavior so that if only a username is present, then it will be redacted.

Some tests that will also need to be updated:

  1. tests.unit.test_utils.test_redact_netloc
  2. tests.unit.test_utils.test_redact_password_from_url

Alternative Solutions

  1. Do nothing

Additional context

This was mentioned as an issue on PR #6890.

For an example of when this single-part login is used, see #6796.

This issue is a good starting point for anyone who wants to help out with pip's development -- it's simple and the process of fixing this should be a good introduction to pip's development workflow.


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@cjerdonek cjerdonek commented Aug 23, 2019

@chrahunt Were you going to mark this "good first issue" with instructions?


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@chrahunt chrahunt commented Aug 25, 2019

Yes, thanks for the reminder! I have updated the issue description.

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