I was thinking about storing some configuration files to a remote git
provider. The problem that keeps me from doing so is that the git hoster
would have access to my potentially confidential data. Even though, I
think that this is a common use case, since it seems very useful to have
an orderly set of snapshots of configuration files that change over time
to quickly find problems by checking differences or to share
configuration among several devices. The first solution I could think of
was that there should be a possibility to encrypt a VCS which would only
allow users with the right key to encrypt and access the VCS. My
understanding is that at least with the current state of technology it
should be possible to build such an encrypted VCS. Even though, I could
not find this feature with git. Is there a general problem with
implementing this approach? How do you deal with this problem?
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