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Re: TSVN not retaining user credentials between logoff/logon

From: Stefan Küng <tortoisesvn_at_gmail.com>
Date: Thu, 07 Feb 2013 20:04:05 +0100

On 06.02.2013 19:53, Tim.Williams_at_ucb.com wrote:
> Hello TSVN folks,
>
> We are in the process of upgrading our CITRIX servers from Windows 2003
> to Windows 2008 server. On the new servers, TSVN is not saving
> authentication between logoff and log back on, while on our existing
> 2003 servers the process was working fine. Here is a description of the
> issue from one of our IT staff.
>
> “ I’m logged on to a server with TSVN 1.6.16 x64 installed and execute a
> TSVN command, in this particular case a “Show Log” via the Right-Click
> Shell extension, provide my username and password and check the box
> “Save Authentication”.
>
> While in the same session, executing the same command does use the
> credentials and I’m not asked to provide my credentials again.
>
> The authentication information is stored in
> “%appdata%\Subversion\auth\svn.simple\<filename>” which is created after
> providing the username and password and checking the box “Save
> Authentication”. This information is stored in a redirected folder of a
> users profile which points to a network location.
>
> Logging of from the server followed by a subsequent login and executing
> the same command as above does result in the strange behavior that I
> have to provide my username and password again despite the fact, that
> the authentication file is existing and that subversion is trying to
> access or really accessing it (tested with procmon). “

The authentication data is encrypted with the windows logon credentials.
So if those change, then Subversion can not read those again since it
can not decrypt them anymore.

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