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Re: Suggest a new feature: adding smart card support to windows svn client in version 1.5

From: Stefan K¨ıng <tortoisesvn_at_gmail.com>
Date: Wed, 11 Jun 2008 12:13:08 +0200

robotk wrote:
> Suggest a new feature: adding smart card support to windows svn client
> in version 1.5

That won't happen. The version 1.5 is due in a few days. We won't add
any new features (especially not such big ones).

> Hi:
> Maybe someone have posted this suggestion before, and the Linux build
> now can support smart card thanks to Joe Orton's greate
> work(http://svn.haxx.se/users/archive-2008-04/0377.shtml).

That only works on Linux, not on Windows.

> I think it is not difficult to implement this feature on windows. Last
> month, we made an effort to implement smart card authentication by using
> Microsoft's CSP and openSSL library. We found that it is simple to
> manipulate the smart card by CSP API. Microsoft's CSP is a software
> interface standard. Almost all the smart card manufacturers support this
> standard and provide the software realization(dll). The CSP standard
> allows us to use the public-private key pair to encrypt,decrypt data and
> sign message digest while know nothing about the hardware details. All
> the CSPs are registered in
> HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Cryptography\Defaults\Provider.
[snip]

You're asking on the wrong mailing list. Such cryptography providers
would have to be implemented in the Subversion library, not TSVN.

Stefan

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