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RE: Does TortoiseSVN supports cookies?

From: Feldhacker, Chris <Feldhacker.Chris_at_principal.com>
Date: Fri, 3 Dec 2010 08:51:03 -0600

-----Original Message-----
From: Stefan Küng [mailto:tortoisesvn_at_gmail.com]
Sent: Friday, December 03, 2010 8:40 AM
To: users_at_tortoisesvn.tigris.org
Subject: Re: Does TortoiseSVN supports cookies?

>On 03.12.2010 09:03, Claudia.dosSantos_at_ricoh-europe.com wrote:
>>
>> Hello,
>>
>>
>> Our Company uses Atlassian Crowd for Single Sign-On. We already have
>> Apache * Subversion integrated with Crowd. Now we would like to
>> integrate TortoiseSVN too. Crowd uses Cookies as SSO tokens. My
>> question
>> is: Does TortoisesSVN supports Cookies? Or it will ignore them? Can I
>> configure it?

> Cookies are for web browsers. TSVN and Subversion are not browsers and therefore don't support cookies.

Cookies are for HTTP clients. There are many programmatic HTTP clients that support cookies that are not browsers. For example: http://hc.apache.org/httpclient-3.x/cookies.html

As an HTTP client, TortoiseSVN could choose to support or not support cookies -- it's just a matter of honoring the "Set-Cookie" HTTP header.

However, I don't think this problem or feature request would be specific to TortsoiseSVN, as the HTTP client is actually the Subversion binaries themselves. Seems like cookie support is a feature request that should be submitted to core Subversion and baked-in, so that ALL subversion clients that support HTTP would support cookies...

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