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Re: Questions about SSPI

From: Jody Shumaker <jody.shumaker_at_gmail.com>
Date: 2006-02-06 01:14:37 CET

On 2/5/06, Sridhar Boovaraghavan <sridhar_ml@yahoo.com> wrote:
> I am using both svn 1.3.0 and tsvn 1.3.1 to access a repository
> on a Windows Server 2003 box. The server is running Apache 2.0.55
> and is setup to use SSPI authentication. I would like to access
> the repository from clients where I have logged in using my
> domain account without getting prompted for username/passwords.
> The following is my understanding of the current status. Please
> correct if I am mistaken.
> 1. The svn client 1.3.0 has this feature enabled such that it
> doesn't prompt for username/passwords in a setup with SSPI
> authentication.
> 2. TSVN 1.3.0 has the same feature disabled.
> When I access the repository using a browser (firefox 1.5.1),
> should I expect to be prompted with a username/password? If so,
> what needs to be done to make this prompt go away? (I am browsing
> the repository from a computer where I have logged in using the
> domain account.)

Last I knew firefox didn't support auto sspi auth. Internet explorer
however does.

Does 1 and 2 above simply mean that I will and will not be
> prompted for a username/password when I use the command-line svn
> client and tsvn respectively?

Correct, it also means if the 1.3.0 svn command line client has this
enabled, there's possibility for various problems covered earlier in this
mail list. Including increased bandwidth usage and failure to auth correctly
in some cases.

Will the fact that 1 doesn't prompt me for a username/password
> extend to ankhsvn?

Depends entirely on how they built the subversion libraries for their

- Jody
Received on Mon Feb 6 01:14:43 2006

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