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RE: Problems using AuthLDAP and ActiveDirectory

From: Campbell, Matthew A <Matthew.Campbell_at_Relizon.com>
Date: 2004-07-19 21:18:01 CEST

Just my $0.02...

Could your users have authentication tokens cached in their respective
~/.subversion/ directories? That would probably wreak havoc and cause added
chaos.

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Paul Ossenbruggen [mailto:paul.ossenbruggen@convoii.net]
> Sent: Monday, July 19, 2004 2:13 PM
> To: users@subversion.tigris.org
> Subject: Problems using AuthLDAP and ActiveDirectory
>
>
> Our company has been using AuthLDAP against an ActiveDirectory server
> with Subversion for a little less than 90 days, I know this because,
> that is about how long it takes before we are required to change our
> passwords in the Active Directory domain. During that time we
> had some
> minor problems where, it would not authenticate properly sometimes.
> Navigating around the the repository would periodically cause you to
> have to retype your password but for the most part, it seemed
> to work.
> Once I had to restart the apache server to get it working again.
>
> Then the 90 day password change happened and all hell broke
> loose after
> the users changed their passwords. Now it intermittently but
> much more
> frequently does not authenticate. It fails almost 50% of each LDAP
> query. We tried various things like changing the
> LDAPCacheEntries size
> to 0. This seemed to make things worse which makes sense
> because it was
> checking with the server more frequently. We tried restarting the
> Active Directory server and the Apache server but it still is flaky..
> Anyway, we are now back to a password file because it has become so
> unreliable, has anyone else had similar problems? I know that
> Subversion is not really involved at this level, it has more
> to do with
> MOD_LDAP, Active Directory and Apache but it does exercise this
> functionality pretty heavily.
>
> - Paul
>
>
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