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Re: svnserve SASL documentation?

From: Vlad Georgescu <vgeorgescu_at_gmail.com>
Date: 2007-04-11 00:12:42 CEST

Malcolm Rowe wrote:
> On Tue, Apr 10, 2007 at 02:15:03PM -0700, Eric Gillespie wrote:
>>> For example, could we get a list of the client mechs and return those to
>>> the user when we get the 'no mechs' message? How about the server mechs?
>> What would the user do with that information?
> Work out whether they've configured SASL correctly? We're relying on a
> shared resource - the SASL configuration - and asking the SASL libraries
> to 'do authn' for us (that being, after all, the whole point of SASL).
> Someone setting up a SASL-enabled server _needs_ to understand how to
> configure SASL in the first place, and I'm just suggesting that we could
> go some way to help them understand what's happening.
> For example, if you got something like the following:
> svn: auth error: no worthy mechs [or whatever it says now, followed by:]
> Client authentication mechanisms: { ANONYMOUS, CRAM-MD5 }
> Server authentication mechanisms: { KERB-MIT }

Yes, that's doable. SASL provides an API for fetching the local list of
mechanisms. I'll look into it.

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