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Re: Persistent Cookies

From: Joe Orton <joe_at_manyfish.co.uk>
Date: 2004-02-21 14:45:18 CET

On Fri, Feb 20, 2004 at 09:42:42PM -0600, Ben Collins-Sussman wrote:
> Ian Schneider wrote:
> >Hi,
> >
> >My group has been happily using subversion for a bit, though we need to
> >integrate with a third party authentication system which plugs into apache
> >and uses cookies to store authentication tokens. This works great with a
> >browser (for read-only access) but fails in the CLI, as it seems that
> >subversion does not store cookies.
> >
> >I'm curious if this is possible. Thoughts?
> Cookies are entirely a web-browser thing, it seems. The svn client uses
> the neon library to speak HTTP. I don't think that library supports
> cookies, and I doubt Joe Orton is planning to add that support. I could
> be wrong, though. Joe?

neon does support cookies as Ben R says. The position of most DAV
client authors is that servers which require cookies to do HTTP
authentiation are not compliant with the HTTP auth protocol and should
not be supported.



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