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Re: Configuration error when using TortoiseSVN with smart card.

From: Stefan K¨ıng <tortoisesvn_at_gmail.com>
Date: Tue, 06 May 2008 19:08:50 +0200

robotk wrote:
> Hi:
>
> I knew that Subversion 1.5.0(Linux Build) supported smartcard
> certification from this discussion:
> http://www.nabble.com/Re%3A-svn-client---smartcard-certificates-to16641335.html#a16641335;
>
> So i tried the windows svn client TortoiseSVN
> (1.5.0.12786-RC1-win32-svn-1.5.0-RC4) to see whether it works with smart
> card; I added
> "ssl-pkcs11-provider = c:\windows\system32\aetpkss1.dll"
> in TortoiseSVN's configuration file %APPDATA%\servers,
> but when i checked out files, TortoiseSVN said:
> "Invalid config: unable to load PKCS#11 provider
> 'c:\windows\system32\aetpkss1.dll';"
>
> But the provider "aetpkss1.dll" worked well with FireFox, SecureCRT and
> MS Internet Explorer.
>
> The smart card i used is "Giesecke & Devrient StarKey"
> (http://www.gi-de.com/portal/page?_pageid=42,124009&_dad=portal&_schema=PORTAL#124080_anchor
> <http://www.gi-de.com/portal/page?_pageid=42,124009&_dad=portal&_schema=PORTAL#124080_anchor>);
> and the card driver(including PKCS#11 provider) is the "SafeSign
> Standard" of A.E.T. Eruope B.V company;
> (http://www.cyprotect.com/rainbow/ikey3000/SafeSign-Standard-2.0.3.zip)
>
>
> Is there a windows svn client support smartcard authentication?

Not really, no. The pakchois package which neon requires to get
smartcard support is linux only. Also, GnuTLS doesn't work very reliable
on Windows, that's why we will keep using OpenSSL instead.

Stefan

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Received on 2008-05-06 19:09:10 CEST

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