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Re: anonymous svn checkout fails in 1.9.4

From: Stefan Küng <tortoisesvn_at_gmail.com>
Date: Sat, 18 Jun 2016 08:57:09 +0200

On 17.06.2016 18:20, Ateljevich, Eli_at_DWR wrote:
> Hello,
> I'd like to report a bug that is widely affecting the users of our
> repository. We are working in both Windows 7 and 10, both of which
> exhibit the problem. I am using 1.9.4, and the problem happened in
> 1.9.2. It did not occur using 1.7.7.
>
> Using tortoise (gui or command line) with credentials cleared, I am
> unable to browse or checkout the "anonymous" part of the repository:
> http://www.ccrm.vims.edu/schism/branches/v5.3
>
> On the command line this produces the line:
> Authentication realm: <http://www.ccrm.vims.edu:80> Subversion schism
> repository
> and then a request for credentials.

This would mean that the 'anonymous' part isn't really anonymous but
still requires authentication. Otherwise it would not ask for it.

Make sure you understand the difference between authentication and
authorization:
authentication means the user has to be verified (i.e. "who are you")
authorization means an already authenticated user is authorized to
access the data (i.e. "Paul is not allowed to access A, but allowed
access to B")

Maybe your 'anonymous' part is only set up to give access to all
authenticated users and not to really everyone?

> The problem goes away if I provide my name and password, so the URL is
> correct and it is not https. The issue with anonymous access does not
> occur on an older computer using 1.7.7, in which case I am generally not
> even challenged for credentials. The problem does not occur at all on
> Linux command line svn.

What version of svn is running on the server? What kind of
authentication is set up there?
If you're using NTLM/Kerberos authentication, you must use https with
newer svn clients because it's a security risk to do that authentication
over unencrypted channels.

Without knowing more about your server setup and how you set up the
authentication I can't offer more hints.

Stefan

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