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Re: TortoiseSVN with DoD CAC (Smart Card) configuration help

From: Stefan Küng <tortoisesvn_at_gmail.com>
Date: Thu, 29 Nov 2012 19:48:32 +0100

On 29.11.2012 18:33, Delmar Dale wrote:
> Ok here is another update with my issue. I finally got TortoiseSVN
> on my DoD PC (previously it was in a testlab only).
>
> Here is what works. The browser works perfectly authenticating with
> the CAC Card (smartcard from ActivIdentity)
>
> The Eclipse Plugin Subversive works perfectly as well
>
> TortoiseSVN does not work.
>
> I have the server setup to first look for a client certificate, and
> if that fails then ask for user/password.
>
> With Tortoise when I try to do a checkout, I am prompted to with a
> "Windows Security" screen to "Select a Certificate". When I select
> the certificate and click OK. I then get a user/pass prompt.
>
> I can see in the logs as soon as I click OK on the select the
> certificate screen that an error comes up in the access log like
> this.
>
> 10.10.10.10 - - [29/Nov/2012....] "OPTIONS" /svn HTTP/1.1" 401 401
>
> I can see there is a "-" where normally I would expect the username
> to show up. With the browser this is populated with the subject of
> the client certificate. It seems to me that although I am selecting
> this certificate in TortoiseSVN it is not passing it to the
> webserver.
>
> Any assistance would be appreicated. I've got 200+ developers
> waiting for me to figure this out. I have been directed by the DoD
> that CAC login must be supported.

http://tortoisesvn.tigris.org/ds/viewMessage.do?dsForumId=4061&dsMessageId=3029005

* Settings dialog->Network-​>Subversion servers file->Edit
    read the comments in the file, then set up your certificate file
    ssl-client-cert-file = path/to/your/cert/file
    and check if you can access the repository now
* also try the command line client (svn.exe)
* you might get better help on the svn users mailing list since this is
    a server setup issue, not really a client problem

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