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Tortoise with NTLM Authentification and Subversion Repositories on Linux?

From: <karsten_at_gresch.de>
Date: 2006-07-26 18:53:03 CEST

Hello all,

we'd like to use TortoiseSVN (Version 1.3.5, Build 6804 - 32 Bit) using NTLM authentification against a Windows domain.

Our setup is as follows:

- Subversion 1.3.2 on RHEL 4.
- Apache 2 with mod_ssl and mod_ntlm, accessing Subversion via https *only*.

The setup in general works fine: For testing the authentification, I've setup a repository that *can* be accessed via NTLM - but only with clients like Subclipse or RapidSVN.

Here one clearly can see the username in e.g. "/var/log/httpd/ssl_access.log".
Changes etc. are possible and versioned, so everything seems to be fine.

But trying to access this repository via Tortoise ends in an error message "Error * PROPFIND request failed on '/svn-test/rep_1' PROPFIND of '/svn-test/rep_1': authorization failed (https://debesexc02)".

And '/var/log/httpd/ssl_access.log' says something like:
" - - [26/Jul/2006:18:15:04 +0200] "PROPFIND /svn-test/rep_1 HTTP/1.1" 401 479".

Whereas a valid entry would look like:
"- NTUSERNAME [26/Jul/2006:18:18:49 +0200] "PROPFIND /svn-test/rep_1/!svn/bc/18 HTTP/1.1" 207 2557"

I.e., instead of the second hyphen in the logline one can see the NT-Username.

http://tortoisesvn.sourceforge.net/node/89 says the following:
"Unfortunately, at the time of this writing, there are some bugs left which can cause big problems. That's why TortoiseSVN 1.3.x will have that automatic authentication disabled."

My question therefore is: Is there any way to enable the authentification easily? That means, without the need of compiling TortoiseSVN first? I couldn't find any documentation regarding how to activate the authentification, so any hint that leads me blind out of the darkness would be very appreciated.

Thanks very much!

Best regards from Old Europe, Germany, Berlin,

Karsten Gresch

PS: As
http://tortoisesvn.sourceforge.net/node/89 only points to neon problems with mod_sspi, I optimistically assume that the problems would rather depend on this module. So if you have any proven experience that the problems mentioned also occur to happen with mod_ntlm or even mod_kerb this would be very valuable information for us, too...

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Received on Wed Jul 26 19:04:25 2006

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