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Re: Re: Re: Evaluating SVN as a Document Management Solution

From: Simon Large <simon.tortoisesvn_at_googlemail.com>
Date: Fri, 7 Mar 2008 23:22:27 +0000

On 07/03/2008, Ron Wilson <ronw.mrmx_at_gmail.com> wrote:
> On 3/7/08, Andy Levy <andy.levy_at_gmail.com> wrote:
> > No SVN server can control client behavior with regard to auto-props,
> > global-ignores, credential caching, etc regardless of authentication
> > scheme.
>
>
> Using HTTP Digest Authentication, it is, theoretically possible to
> force the user to have to retype their password each time. See RFC2617
> and/or http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Digest_access_authentication.
>
> Basically, the server could change the realm with each request, thus
> pforcing the client to re-prompt the user. Note that changing the
> nounce will not work.

But practically it would be a nightmare as many operations require
multiple server round trips with each one requiring authentication. We
get this complaint often from svn+ssh users who are not using pageant.

Simon

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