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Re: API issues we might want to solve for 1.0

From: Tobias Ringström <tobias_at_ringstrom.mine.nu>
Date: 2003-12-13 11:16:19 CET

Ben Reser wrote:
> On Fri, Dec 12, 2003 at 11:02:08AM -0500, Greg Hudson wrote:
> Add another one to the list:
> #10: svn_client_get_ssl_client_cert_prompt_provider and
> svn_client_get_ssl_client_cert_pw_prompt_provider
> do not have a retry limit.
> IMPACT OF PROBLEM: Clients implemnting SSL certificate
> support will only be able to give end users one chance
> at providing the proper file for the cert and the pass
> for that certificate. It seems almost certain that
> people are going to want this fixed. To do it would
> require a change in the API.
> DIFFICULTY OF FIX: Medium, there may be complications
> of trying to fix this that I'm not aware of. But
> given that simple_prompt already supports retries
> I'd image it would be straightforward unless neon
> presents a roadblock on this.
> I mentioned this in the past but nobody replied to it.

I'm working on fixing some other authentication annoyances at the
moment, so I'll fix this one as well. If it ends up in 1.0 or not is
another issue of course. I think it should be included because the fix
is straightforward, and it does not touch any sensitive code, but we'll see.


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