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Re: [Fwd: Caching password in Windows 98]

From: John Locke <mail_at_freelock.com>
Date: 2003-08-05 19:04:05 CEST

On Tue, 2003-08-05 at 09:03, kfogel@collab.net wrote:
> to boil it down further:
>
> 1) Right now, failing to get the username from the system is a
> fatal error. It would be better if when the client fails to get
> a username from the system, it would simply prompt the user
> (just as if it had gotten a username, but that username had
> failed the authentication challenge with the repository).
>
> 2) If the client gets a username (by any means), that username
> should always be cached *unless* it fails an authentication
> challenge. In other words, if no challenge happens, but we have
> auth parameters available, then cache them -- it can't hurt.
>

> So I think if we fix (1) and (2), the rest of the solution is in
> TSVN's domain.
>

> Folks, have I summarized this problem correctly, or am I missing
> something important here? Feedback welcome, please get to me before I
> file an issue... :-)

Sounds good to me... thanks for taking this up! Turns out I had lost
some users before even knowing there was a problem...

FWIW, (1) is what I see as being the fundamental problem, because it
prevents non-technical users on Windows 98 from being able to use
Subversion at all. Caching is a convenience issue--the fatal error makes
it entirely broken.

--John

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