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Username capitalization causes error message

From: John Gourlay <gourlay_at_bauercontrols.com>
Date: Wed, 21 Nov 2012 06:41:33 -0800 (PST)

I'm using the TortoiseSVN client at version 1.7.5 with a repository on a
TeamForge subversion server at version 1.6.15. I'm using Windows 7, which of
course has case-insensitive usernames.

My username in TeamForge is "gourlay" (all lower case). When I'm prompted by
TortoiseSVN for a username and password, and I enter my username as "Gourlay"
(capitalized) with the correct password, TortoiseSVN displays this error

Server sent unexpected return value (500 Internal Server Error) in response to
PROPFIND request for '/svn/repos'

I do not have a chance to enter a different user name or password.

If I enter my username as "Gourlay" (capitalized) with an incorrect password,
TortoiseSVN prompts me to try again with a new username and password. I get the
same behavior if I enter a truly incorrect username, such as "guerrilla".

The behavior when I enter an incorrect password is what I would expect. On the
other hand, the behavior when I enter a correct password seems like a bug. It
seems like TortoiseSVN at some level recognizes that "Gourlay" is a valid user
name, otherwise it would be treated the same way as "guerrilla". But, later in
the authentication process TortoiseSVN trips over the case difference and

Is this a known bug that will be fixed sometime soon? This is confusing and
inconvenient for Windows users, who are accustomed to the idea that usernames
are case-insensitive.


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Received on 2012-11-21 16:33:35 CET

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