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Re: Tortoise fails to authorise with german umlauts in Password

From: Stefan Küng <tortoisesvn_at_gmail.com>
Date: 2006-02-03 18:53:12 CET

Georg Begerow wrote:

> a little but not critical bug in TortoiseSVN 1.3.1, Build 5521 - 32 Bit.
> Server ist Subversion 1.3 and Apache under Windows 2003 to allow integrated
> windows authentification. If the windows password contains a german umlaut
> (ä,ö,ü...) Tortoise fails to submit the password correct. There is no
> Errormessage, you simply get the authorisation request again and again. Access
> to the Repository via the url http://nawsv010:81/svn.
> Authorisation via Internet Explorer is successfull. Removing the umlaut from
> the password also circumvents the bug in Tortoise.
> IMHO without knowing anything of the code, there might be an incorrect
> encoding e.g. ANSI while Apache expects unicode or vice versa.

TSVN (as well as the official Subversion client) converts username and
password to UTF8 before sending it to the server. So either your server
isn't set up correctly to use UTF8 (ANSI doesn't contain umlauts at all,
and codepages must not be used for that, because server and client don't
have necessarily the same codepages).

Authenticating with Internet Explorer is a different story - since IE is
also built to automatically authenticate in a LAN, it tries several auth
mechanism, even with the local codepage of the client.


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