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Kerberos support

From: Chris Rodgers <rodgers_at_physchem.ox.ac.uk>
Date: 2006-08-24 17:03:15 CEST


Should it be possible to use a kerberos-enabled SVN repository with

If so, does anyone have any tips for getting it to work?

Here is what I have set up so far:

I have installed a Fedora Core 5 machine with Apache 2 running
mod_dav_svn and mod_auth_kerb. This machine is also running the latest
MIT kerberos KDC. Apache is set to use negotiate authentication using
Kerberos for access to the subversion repository.

 From my linux machines, I can now access the svn repository using kerberos.

$ kinit rodgers@MY.REALM

$ svn co https://my.server/svn/stuff

$ svn etc...

all work with only an initial password prompt when running kinit.

Now, I would like to be able to connect to this repository from Windows.

I have installed the MIT Kerberos 3.1 for windows beta and can
successfully kinit with my kerberos password to get a ticket.

However, TortoiseSVN doesn't seem to be aware that it can use this
ticket for authentication - just giving an access denied error. The
webserver logs show that no kerberos ticket was presented to Apache by

Many thanks in advance,

Chris Rodgers.

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