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Re: client cert auth provider

From: Stefan Küng <tortoisesvn_at_gmail.com>
Date: Thu, 09 Jun 2011 21:17:46 +0200

On 09.06.2011 21:11, Philip Martin wrote:
> Stefan Sperling<stsp_at_elego.de> writes:
>> On Thu, Jun 09, 2011 at 07:56:47PM +0200, Stefan Küng wrote:
>>> Hi,
>>> The callback for client certs currently has the following format:
>>> svn_error_t* callback(svn_auth_cred_ssl_client_cert_t **cred, void
>>> *baton, const char * realm, svn_boolean_t /*may_save*/, apr_pool_t
>>> *pool);
>>> As you can see, the callback expects a path to a file.
>>> Would it be possible to extend that callback so that not a file but
>>> the *content* of that cert file can be passed back? Maybe with two
>>> more parameters, one the pointer to the data and the second the
>>> length of the data in bytes.
>>> The reason I would like this extension is that I can get the client
>>> certificates from the Windows cert store, but there I get the
>>> certificates in memory only. So now I have to save that memory cert
>>> first to a file so I can pass it back in the callback.
>>> Thoughts?
> It sounds like a good thing to support.
>> The API would need to be rev'd of course so this would be for 1.7 only.
>> Maybe change svn_auth_cred_ssl_client_cert_t to contain an svn_stream_t
>> instead of a file name? That would solve both use cases.
>> TSVN could create a stream to wrap the buffer, and existing callers
>> (and the compat code) would wrap the file in a stream.
> Just to be clear: we can't change svn_auth_cred_ssl_client_cert_t, it is
> one of the things that would need to rev'd with a new definition such as
> svn_auth_cred_ssl_client_cert2_t. Then you need to rev the callback,
> etc.

Yes, of course.
I looked at the code a little bit, and it seems that for this to work,
at least neon would have to be patched as well. Because neon expects the
certificate in a file (ne_ssl_clicert_read - haven't found a function
which would do the same as ne_ssl_clicert_read but with data from memory).

So I guess even though I think this would be great to have, it just
won't work for now... :(


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