Jonathan Nieder <jrnie...@gmail.com> writes:

> FWIW the GIT_SSL_CERT_PASSWORD_PROTECTED envvar has a similar "can
> only enable" behavior, but since it's documented, that's not as big
> of a problem.  Do you remember why it was written that way?

Not me ;-).

If I have to guess, it is probably that these two are thought to be
equally trivial way to defeat existing environment settings:

        (unset GIT_SSL_CERT_PASSWORD_PROTECTED ; git cmd)
        GIT_SSL_CERT_PASSWORD_PROTECTED=no git cmd

> When that setting was first added[1], there was some mention of
> autodetection if libcurl could learn to do that.  Did it happen?

I do not think so, but let's see if our resident cURL guru has
something to say about it.
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