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Re: Does TortoiseSVN supports cookies?

From: Stefan Küng <tortoisesvn_at_gmail.com>
Date: Fri, 03 Dec 2010 15:53:08 +0100

On 03.12.2010 15:51, Feldhacker, Chris wrote:
> -----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.

SVN clients do NOT really use http but the WebDAV protocol. Therefore
svn clients are not http clients.

> 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...

Correct.

Stefan

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