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RE: Re: TSVN & Apache & SSPI & SSL problems

From: Gillis, Paul <pgillis_at_insight-tek.com>
Date: Fri, 17 Oct 2008 10:42:35 -0400

Hi Stefan,

Yes, my client is using the very latest versions of Subversion 1.5.3 and TSVN 1.5.4. I did not build it. I downloaded the binaries from tigris.org. The server is running 1.5.2. But I would not expect that to account for my TSVN issue since my svn 1.5.3 client can authenticate to the 1.5.2 server.

Yes, I am trying this from the very same machine, my desktop computer.

The $ at the end of my SVNParentPath directive is the nomenclature to denote a hidden Windows file share. I should note that I was able to open my repositories with TSVN perfectly fine prior to adding the directives to authenticate using the PDC. But we don't want to run anonymously.

I am certain my computer is a member of our domain. It's required here.

I was not expecting that I would have to enter my domain/username to authenticate with SSPIOmitDomain on. But it failed when I entered just my username so I gave it a try with domain and username and it worked. This is from my svn console window so it leads me to believe my problem is TSVN:

> svn info http://vc-1/svn/myrepo
Authentication realm: <http://vc-1:80> Subversion repositories
Password for 'gillis_p': ********
Authentication realm: <http://vc-1:80> Subversion repositories
Username: mydomain\gillis_p
Password for ' mydomain\gillis_p': ********
Path: myrepo
URL: http://vc-1/svn/myrepo
Repository Root: http://vc-1/svn/myrepo
Repository UUID: be8097fc-3112-874e-b525-a36b8ade6167
Revision: 300
Node Kind: directory
Last Changed Rev: 300
Last Changed Date: 2008-10-16 16:04:16 -0400 (Thu, 16 Oct 2008)

Do you have any other suggestions? I'm stumped!

Thanks!
- Paul

>-----Original Message-----
>From: Stefan Küng [mailto:tortoisesvn_at_gmail.com]
>Sent: Friday, October 17, 2008 10:08 AM
>To: users_at_tortoisesvn.tigris.org
>Subject: Re: TSVN & Apache & SSPI & SSL problems
>
>Gillis, Paul wrote:
>> I'm having difficulty getting TSVN to authenticate correctly using
>> Apache, SSPI & SSL on Win32.
>>
>> What's most troublesome is that the Subversion command client works for
>> me, but Tortoise does not.
>
>Are you using the same version of the command line client and TSVN? Are
>both 1.5.x versions?
>And are you using both from the same machine?
>
>> I followed the directions in the TSVN manual, 3.1.7. Authentication with
>> a Windows Domain.
>>
>> Here is my httpd.conf file:
>>
>> <Location /svn>
>> DAV svn
>> SVNListParentPath on
>> SVNParentPath //netapp/svn$/
>
>why the '$' at the end? That could cause troubles...
>
>> AuthType SSPI
>> SSPIAuth On
>> SSPIAuthoritative On
>> AuthName "Subversion repositories"
>> SSPIDomain ns
>> SSPIOmitDomain on
>> SSPIUsernameCase lower
>> SSPIPerRequestAuth on
>> SSPIOfferBasic On
>> Require valid-user
>> </Location>
>>
>> When asked for a password, mydomain/myaccount will authenticate me using
>> the Subversion
>> command client. But when I try and use TSVN to browse the repository and
>> I enter the very
>> same user and password information that works perfectly with Subversion,
>> I get:
>
>You've specified "SSPIOmitDomain on" in your config file. You should
>authenticate only with "myaccount", not with "mydomain\myaccount". And
>of course, use a backslash if you do use the domain, not a forward slash.
>
>> Error validating server certificate. Unknown certificate issuer. Do you
>> want to proceed?
>>
>> If I answer yes, it prompts again for a user name and password. I enter
>> domain/username and password
>> and it comes right back at me with the same certificate validation
>> error. This is my error.log
>>
>> [Fri Oct 17 09:21:26 2008] [error] [client 10.13.100.222] (OS 87)The
>> parameter is incorrect. : authentication failure for
>> "/svn/myrepo/trunk": user unknown, reason: cannot generate context
>
>'cannot generate context' usually means that your computer is not part
>of the domain and therefore can't generate the sspi context required for
>authentication.
>
>Stefan
>
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