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Domain server authentication bluez

From: David W. Wilson <wilson.d_at_anseri.com>
Date: 2007-08-24 18:45:11 CEST

I'm an old UNIX guy in a Windows IT role these days, and I'm slogging
through the process of getting Tortoise SVN working with Collabnet SVN
Server (Apache option) with Windows XP server and clients and domain server
authentication. I think I have the server set up right for domain server
authentication, using mod_auth_sspi.so and all, but TortoiseSVN is being


My SVN repository is at http://legolas/svn/swtools, I can browse this
repository remotely through IE, If I try to browse it from a non-domain
login, I get a popup asking for my username/password, as expected. The
Apache log entry for an access from IE looks like (data changed to protect
the guilty):


123.321.101.58 - yoyodyne\\wilsond [24/Aug/2007:11:59:02 -0400] "GET
/svn/swtools/ HTTP/1.1" 200 259


However, when I try to checkout using TSVN, I get a popup saying


Error PROPFIND request failed on 'svn/swtools'

Error PROPFIND of 'svn/swtools': authorization failed (http://legolas)


Which mimics the errors I get when trying to checkout from the command line:


> svn checkout http://legolas/svn/swtools

svn: PROPFIND request failed on '/svn/swtools'

svn: PROPFIND of '/svn/swtools': authorization failed (http://legolas)


In each case, the Apache log entry looks like


123.321.101.58 - - [24/Aug/2007:12:00:19 -0400] "PROPFIND /svn/swtools
HTTP/1.1" 401 509


And we see that TSVN and the svn command are apparently not passing
credentials to the SVN server. I don't know if TSVN/svn should be pushing
the credentials to the SVN server or if the server should be pulling them
(I'm thinking the latter), but at any rate, it looks as if credentials never
flow from client to server.


I have tried flushing my .subversion auth cache, to no avail.


I have checked the TSVN settings, and I can't find anything to force TSVN to
pass the Windows login credentials (I thought this was automatic) or other
specified credentials to the server.


The fact that the command line checkout fails makes me think the problem is
deeper than TSVN, but I cannot work it out. I have played with all the
mod_auth_sspi configs I could dig up, and still no dice. I would hate to
have to go back to password file authentication.
Received on Fri Aug 24 18:51:39 2007

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