On Wed, 2014-08-20 at 10:29 -0700, Junio C Hamano wrote:
> On Wed, Aug 20, 2014 at 9:56 AM, David Turner <dtur...@twopensource.com> 
> wrote:
> > On Tue, 2014-08-19 at 15:06 -0700, Junio C Hamano wrote:
> >> Reusing the GPG signature check helpers we already have, verify
> >> the signature in receive-pack and give the results to the hooks
> >> via GIT_PUSH_CERT_{SIGNER,KEY,STATUS} environment variables.
> >>
> >> Policy decisions, such as accepting or rejecting a good signature by
> >> a key that is not fully trusted, is left to the hook and kept
> >> outside of the core.
> >
> > If I understand correctly, the hook does not have enough information to
> > make this decision, because it is missing the date from the signature.
> The full certificate is available to the hook so anything we can do the hook
> has enough information to do ;-)  But of course we should try to make it
> easier for the hook to validate the request.

Excellent, then motivated hooks can do the right thing.

> > This might allow an old signed push to be replayed, moving the head of a
> > branch to an older state (say, one lacking the latest security updates).
> ... with old-sha1 recorded in the certificate?

That does prevent most replays, but it does not prevent resurrection of
a deleted branch by a replay of its initial creation (nor an undo of a
force-push to rollback).  So I think we still need timestamps, but
parsing them out of the cert is not terrible.

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