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Re: Feature Request: Allow "save authentication" for reading and writing separately

From: Stefan Küng <tortoisesvn_at_gmail.com>
Date: 2007-09-06 18:00:13 CEST

Ron Wilson wrote:
> as I understand Mr Gough request, I think what he is asking for is
> that when simply querying the respository, that the read
> authentication, once performed, be remembered for future queries.
> However, when an Update is requested, the authentication be forced,
> even if a valid authentication has been remembered. this could be
> accomplished by having Update "forget" the authentication before
> taking any action. This would help protect against accidental Updates.

The problem here is that TSVN doesn't know beforehand whether a command
does a write or simply reads. Yes, most of the time that's known, but
there are some edge cases.

> Likewise, if doing a "piece-wise" Commit, say from the "Check for
> Modification" window, then the write authentication would be
> remembered until the window is closed, at wich point the
> authentication would be "forgotten".
>
> Otherwise, if I read his original message correctly, each individual
> query or commit from such a window would pop up the authentication
> box.

As I said, this could be done by configuring the server to use two
different users (or even two different passwords): one for read and one
for writes.

Stefan

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