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Re: Suggest a new feature: adding smart card support to windows svn client in version 1.5

From: Simon Large <simon.tortoisesvn_at_googlemail.com>
Date: Fri, 20 Nov 2009 22:10:49 +0000

2009/11/20 Christoph Bernhofer <christoph.bernhofer_at_gmail.com>:
> Hi
>
> Are they any known solutions for this issue?
> If not, I search people who will be able to implement this, because I
> need this urgently in the near future.
> I am searching for the possibility to select the wanted certificate
> from x available on smartcard or on file within the toirtoisesvn
> context menu.

Did you actually read the email you quoted? This would have to be
inplemented in Subversion not TortoiseSVN.

Simon

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> From: Stefan Küng <tortoise..._at_gmail.com>
> Date: 11 Jun. 2008, 11:13
> Subject: Suggest a new feature: adding smart card support to windows
> svn client in version 1.5
> To: TortoiseSVN-dev
>
>
> robotk wrote:
>> Suggest a new feature: adding smart card support to windows svn client
>> in version 1.5
>
> That won't happen. The version 1.5 is due in a few days. We won't add
> any new features (especially not such big ones).
>
>> Hi:
>>   Maybe someone have posted this suggestion before, and the Linux build
>> now can support smart card thanks to Joe Orton's greate
>> work(http://svn.haxx.se/users/archive-2008-04/0377.shtml).
>
> That only works on Linux, not on Windows.
>
>>   I think it is not difficult to implement this feature on windows. Last
>> month, we made an effort to implement smart card authentication by using
>> Microsoft's CSP and openSSL library. We found that it is simple to
>> manipulate the smart card by CSP API. Microsoft's CSP is a software
>> interface standard. Almost all the smart card manufacturers support this
>> standard and provide the software realization(dll).  The CSP standard
>> allows us to use the public-private key pair to encrypt,decrypt data and
>> sign message digest while know nothing about the hardware details. All
>> the CSPs are registered in
>> HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Cryptography\Defaults\Provider.
>
> [snip]
>
> You're asking on the wrong mailing list. Such cryptography providers
> would have to be implemented in the Subversion library, not TSVN.
>
> Stefan
>
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