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Re: short user names with ssl client certs?

From: Travis P <svn_at_castle.fastmail.fm>
Date: 2005-01-21 18:55:26 CET

> I'd like to use apache with ssl and client certificates for
> authentication. Unfortunalty I created the certificates so
> far with my full name in CN and my email address in E=.
>
> Can I somehow map the long string (provided by FakeBasicAuth)
> to something short that will show up in the svn log?
>
> for example map "/CN=Andreas
> Jellinghaus/emailAddress=aj@dungeon.inka.de" to "aj" ?

I do not believe that any such mapping mechanism exists.

Since I keyed our system using an internal CA in a company where
everyone has unique email ids, I ended up issuing Certs with
"/CN=<internal-mail-id>" which are short enough for Subversion use.
That workaround definitely isn't practical in a lot of cases though.

It would be a useful feature, but I don't think it exists nor is on the
priority list of anyone doing development (though it has been mentioned
on the development list, by at least me).

-Travis

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