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Re: TortoiseSVN repo browser doesn't work with MS Card Reader

From: David Hoffer <dhoffer6_at_gmail.com>
Date: Mon, 2 Nov 2015 14:15:04 -0700

Thanks for your reply. It seems there there are no config options for this
and I have the latest driver. Why can't TSVN make one request and cache
results? That would seem the more robust solution as, like you say, it's
possible this is by design at the driver level.

Btw, I have tried an external card reader too...not sure if they used the
same driver but I got the same results.

On Mon, Nov 2, 2015 at 12:29 PM, Stefan Küng <tortoisesvn_at_gmail.com> wrote:

> On 30.10.2015 23:27, David Hoffer wrote:
> > I'm trying to browse an SVN repository that requires usage of a PKI
> > card. After inserting the card and then attempting to browser the
> > repository (that I have already done a previous check-in to), it prompts
> > me to insert my card which I already did. The Ok button is disabled so
> > I select Cancel. I generally have to do that a couple of times and then
> > it asks for my PIN. Once I do that it either hangs TortoiseSVN or it
> > goes back and asks for my card again, but it never accepts the PIN.
> >
> > Note that if I am just adding/committing a new file to the same repo, I
> > get similar messages asking for a card (that is already inserted). The
> > difference here is that when it asks for the PIN and I enter it...it
> > will accept it and commit the file.
> >
> > How can I get the reop-browser to work with card?
>
> It seems your card driver does not accept multiple auth requests at the
> same time but only one-by-one with a certain time in between auth
> requests. That may be a bug in the driver, or maybe by design to avoid
> brute force attacks. Either way: if it's a bug in the driver, an update
> might help. If it's by design, try to find a setting/option to turn this
> off.
>
> TSVN does nothing different when authenticating from either dialog: they
> all do the very same! The only difference is that the repo browser does
> this many times in a short time.
>
> Stefan
>
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