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Re: Tortoise with NTLM Authentification and Subversion Repositories on Linux?

From: Stefan KŁng <tortoisesvn_at_gmail.com>
Date: 2006-07-26 20:25:25 CEST

karsten@gresch.de wrote:

> 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.

No, you can't enable that automatic authentication without recompiling
TSVN. But you could try a nightly build - there it's enabled.

> 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...

I don't know if those problems also apply to mod_ntlm or mod_kerb. If
they have the same problems, you'll soon find out :)


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