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Current status of Kerberos support for TortoiseSVN ?

From: Keiran Sweet <keiran_at_gmail.com>
Date: Thu, 21 Mar 2013 06:24:29 -0700 (PDT)

Hi Everyone,
I've posted previously about having issues with getting krb5 + HTTPS functionality working reliably in the past [1] where all tortoise clients work OK for a period of time, then they suddenly stop. It seems now that the SASL/neon functionality was broken around the 1.6.16 mark [2] and never really fixed.

I've come across a few posts lately that suggest moving to the serf libraries to get this working by adding the following lines to the tortoise configuration file's [global] section:

http-library = serf

However, when I do this on my platform (Windows XP and 7 , 32-Bit) it hangs indefinately, with the following errors in apache constantly repeated ( The server is a Apache + DAV + SVN + HTTPS + KRB5 platform : ) - - [19/Mar/2013:16:27:46 +0000] "OPTIONS /svn/reponame HTTP/1.1" 401 498

401 = Unauthorized. Using other clients with the same credentials works fine, so this is specifically a Tortoise SVN issue.

Would I be able to get an official status on krb5/sasl/neon/serf/GSSAPI + HTTPS support for Tortoise 1.7 ?

* Is this a supported configuration for Tortoise ?
* Is there any known bugs/issues with this configuration that prevent it from working ?
* Is there any way to debug neon/serf issues further from the client side ?
* Is there the possibility for us to fund (within reason) the fix of this issue if it isnt a priorty ?

I ask this as I'm really keen to move our users from a messy svn+ssh configuration to a clean KRB5/HTTPS environment as the management overhead is pretty ugly on the server side.

Thanks in advance,


[1] Tortoise authentications with HTTPS + Kerberos - https://groups.google.com/forum/#!msg/tortoisesvn/8EBPp_NSo_g/aIftZS7GewIJ
[2] KRB Support seems to be broken since 1.6.16 (One of a few threads) - http://svn.haxx.se/tsvnusers/archive-2011-07/0247.shtml
[3] User having similar issues to me - http://svn.haxx.se/tsvnusers/archive-2011-07/0247.shtml
[4] SSO and Tortoise thread - http://tortoisesvn.tigris.org/ds/viewMessage.do?dsForumId=4061&dsMessageId=3041542


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