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Re: Subversion ignores --username on windows, NTLM/neon prob?

From: Stefan Küng <tortoisesvn_at_gmail.com>
Date: 2006-08-22 14:06:00 CEST

Norbert Unterberg wrote:

> The Subversion windows binaries seem to ignore the --username and
> --password options. I guess this has to do with neon 0.25.x that
> supports NTLM authentication.

Yes, neon 0.25.x first tries authenticating with NTLM and kerberos, and
only then (if that fails) falls back to basic authentication. So as long
as NTML/kerberos authentication succeeds, Subversion never even gets the
chance to provide username/password.

> There have been some issues about that in the past, including the
> suggestion to disable NTLM in neon for subversion. As far as I know,
> TortoiseSVN disables NTLM in NEON because of these problems.
> I don't know if this is a wanted feature, a problem with NTLM in neon,
> or just the way subversion uses neon. Does anyone know the current
> state of the research?

The only solution to this problem (apart from completely disabling
NTLM/kerberos authentication during compile time) is to update to neon
0.26.x, and then change Subversion so that these two authentication
providers can be disabled (on request or e.g. in the servers file or ...)


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