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Looking for config option to stop use of CryptoAPI (TortoiseSVN 1.5.4)

From: Joel Jirak <joel.jirak_at_gmail.com>
Date: Tue, 28 Oct 2008 07:28:07 -0700 (PDT)

At BigCo, Inc., we use a smart card for authentication in certain
cases, but not all.

We access repositories that require a certificate, and a certificate
file was specified in our servers file (with ssl-client-cert-file
option). This worked as expected with TortoiseSVN 1.5.3.

After upgrading to TortoiseSVN 1.5.4, we began to be prompted by the
smart card software to pick a certificate (from MS Certificate store,
presumably) and to enter our PIN for the smart card. This is
incredibly inconvenient because we have to do it for almost every
Subversion operation. Canceling out of the prompt works because, I
presume, it falls back to the servers file settings. However, having
to hit ESC 20 times for every Subversion operation makes TortoiseSVN
1.5.4 unusable.

The change log for TortoiseSVN 1.5.4 says: CHG: OpenSSL 0.9.8i with
capieng enabled

I assume this enabling of the CryptoAPI within OpenSSL is the source
of our problem. (Correct me if I'm wrong.) Is there any way to
disable this functionality in the UI or in a config file? We would
like an option to make TortoiseSVN to behave as if there were no smart
cards that hook into the CryptoAPI despite the presence of such
cards. (I am speculating about the underlying mechanism here. I am
not quite sure of the details.)

Any help you can offer would be appreciated.

Joel Jirak

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