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Re: [Subclipse-users] no entry field for client certificate password

From: Christoph Ludwig <cludwig_at_cdc.informatik.tu-darmstadt.de>
Date: 2007-04-12 22:14:04 CEST

Hi Mark,

wow, that was prompt!

On Thu, Apr 12, 2007 at 03:37:21PM -0400, Mark Phippard wrote:
> On 4/12/07, Christoph Ludwig <cludwig@cdc.informatik.tu-darmstadt.de> wrote:
> >Hi,
> >
> >I have a subversion repository that is accessible after TLS/SSL client
> >authentication only. With the command line tools, everything works just
> >fine.
> >Whenever I access the repository, I am asked to enter the password that
> >protects the PKCS#12 file that contains my key and client certificate.
> >
> >As expected, subclipse presents me an authentication dialog when I try to
> >import a project from this repository. However, the dialog has no field
> >where
> >I can enter the password - in fact, this dialog has no field at all in
> >which I
> >can enter data except for the check box "Save Answer"! (Curiously, the
> >dialog
> >shows the local path to the PKCS#12 file under the label "Repository".) I
> >put
> >a screenshot at
> ><URL:http://www.cdc.informatik.tu-darmstadt.de/~cludwig/subclipse_no_client_certificate_passphrase.png>.
> >
> >Does anyone know a workaround or a fix?
>
> Historically the JavaHL adapter did not support this. Basically
> because it did not call its prompt callbacks. I suspect someone has
> now fixed this in 1.4 and they are calling a callback that had never
> been used before now and it does not work. Will you file an issue in
> our issue tracker?

Will do.
 
> If you have a publicly accessible repository you could provide access
> to that would also help as this is a hard feature to test.

The repository is not public, sorry.

I could set up a repository on a different machine, I guess, but you'd still
need your own certificate, of course - preferably not from Snakeoil CA.
Contact me off-list if you want me to set this up.

> All that being said, I believe the SVNKit adapter supports this
> feature correctly. See this for details and note that there is a
> setting you have to enter before it works (explained in the link).
>
> http://svn.collab.net/subclipse/help/index.jsp?topic=/org.tigris.subversion.subclipse.doc/html/reference/protocol.html

That work's like a charm!

Thanks

Christoph

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