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Re: no prompt for username and password

From: Simon Large <simon.tortoisesvn_at_googlemail.com>
Date: Thu, 15 Jul 2010 20:10:11 +0100

On 15 July 2010 16:56, Stefan Küng <tortoisesvn_at_gmail.com> wrote:
> On 15.07.2010 14:16, Simon Large wrote:
>> On 15 July 2010 12:37, Felix Saphir<felix.saphir_at_kantarmedia.de>  wrote:
>>> Anton schrieb:
>>>> Well, I'm trying to check out code and its giving me a 403 error.
>>>>
>>>> I have checked with the IT Helpdesk people who are responsible for
>>>> the respository and they have confirmed that I do have access to it.
>>>> It seems that I am just not being prompted for the username/password.
>>>
>>> Well, AFAIK HTTP "403 Forbidden" means that wether or not you're
>>> authenticated, the server will not grant access to the requested
>>> resource. I think, the server should rather respond with "401
>>> Unauthorized" to your request.
>>
>> Which possibly means that you are using the wrong URL. Check with the
>> repository administrator.
>
> Or the GUEST account on your machine is active. In that case, Windows
> always authenticates with that account. The authentication is then
> successful, but of course the GUEST account is not authorized to access
> the repository and so you get a 403 error (authentication and
> authorization are two different things).

Presuming you mean guest account on the server, not guest on the client here.

Simon

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