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Re: TortoiseSVN requiring multiple authentications against svnserve repository

From: Craig McQueen <mcqueen-c_at_edsrd1.yzk.co.jp>
Date: Fri, 19 Sep 2008 08:42:04 +0900

Simon Large wrote:
> 2008/9/18 neromir <neromir_at_gmail.com>:
>
>> Hi guys,
>>
>> I've got an svn repository (1.3.x) set up on a linux box here at home,
>> serving it with svnserve, and I'm trying to do some directory/project-
>> specific authentication with it through the authz functionality.
>>
>> The problem is that when I try to view the repository with TortoiseSVN
>> (repo-browser) it's requiring me to authenticate my username 3 times
>> just to get to the base of the repository. I know I could probably
>> save my authentication in the box and that might fix it, but I'd
>> rather not have to do that every time in the event I'm using a public
>> computer. So is this a bug with Tortoise, or is this something wrong
>> with my authz configuration?
>>
>
> No, not a bug. Each server round trip requires authorization and some
> commands take several round trips. If you don't save the auth then it
> does get tedious.
>
> Simon
>
>
Perhaps the philosophy of "do not save authentication" could be
adjusted. E.g. TortoiseSVN saves authentication for the duration of the
current command, and then forgets it after that. That might meet user
expectations more closely.

Regards,
Craig McQueen
Received on 2008-09-19 04:06:49 CEST

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