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TortoiseSVN with NTLM not working after reading FAQs (PROPFIND 401)

From: Andrew de Quincey <Andrew.deQuincey_at_sumerian.com>
Date: Thu, 14 Feb 2008 14:10:30 -0000

Hi, before we start, yes I have read the FAQs:

Server system:
Windows 2003 server
Apache 2.2.4
subversion 1.4.6
mod_auth_sspi 1.0.4 from sf.net page

Client system:
Windows XP SP2
TortoiseSVN 1.4.7

Apache configuration:
LoadModule dav_svn_module "C:/Program
LoadModule authz_svn_module "C:/Program
<Location /svn/>

        AllowOverride All
        Order allow,deny
           allow from all
        AuthName "Subversion"
        AuthType SSPI
        SSPIAuth On
        SSPIAuthoritative On
        SSPIOfferBasic Off
        require valid-user

        DAV svn
        SVNParentPath D:/svn/
        SVNListParentPath on
        AuthzSVNAccessFile "D:/svn/test/conf/authorisation.conf"
RedirectMatch ^(/svn)$ $1/

TortoiseSVN always reports an apache PROPFIND 401 error whatever I do
(I'm testing using the repo browser).

SSPI works everywhere else on the apache server: I can see the windows
usernames in the apache logs.

Here is the log for a normal HTTP GET request to
http://testserver/svn/test/ accessed with a web browser. - - [14/Feb/2008:14:05:05 +0000] "GET /svn/test/
HTTP/1.1" 401 401 - SUMERIAN\\AndrewdeQuincey [14/Feb/2008:14:05:05 +0000]
"GET /svn/test/ HTTP/1.1" 200 301

OK: it sends a request, gets a 401, then retries with the windows auth.

Tortoise does this: - - [14/Feb/2008:14:02:55 +0000] "PROPFIND /svn/test
HTTP/1.1" 401 401

It sends the request, gets a 401, then DOESN'T retry.

I used fiddler to examine what was being sent:
HTTP/1.1 401 Authorization Required
Date: Thu, 14 Feb 2008 13:39:09 GMT
Server: Apache/2.2.4 (Win32) DAV/2 mod_auth_sspi/1.0.4 PHP/5.2.3
SVN/1.4.6 mod_python/3.2.10 Python/2.4.4
WWW-Authenticate: NTLM
Content-Length: 401
Content-Type: text/html; charset=iso-8859-1
Proxy-Support: Session-Based-Authentication

So its getting a 401 with NTLM as the authentication option. And
tortoise is not coping with it.

I verified by setting SSPIOfferBasic to On. Then fiddler started
prompting for a username/password. But this is not possible for us: we
need the windows authetication.

So what is going on? AFAICS its all working ok on the server side, but
the client is not recognising NTLM. From what I read, tortoisesvn 1.4.x
has SSPI enabled though.

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