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Re: svnserve - Case sensitive username issue on Windows

From: Lieven Govaerts <lgo_at_mobsol.be>
Date: 2006-03-02 18:35:11 CET

Quoting Philibert Pérusse <pperusse@gsmproducts.ca>:

> Anybody got a work around to avoid svnserve to use case-sensitive usernames.
> On Windows, a user might login with PHILIBERT.PERUSSE or philibert.perusse
> or Philibert.Perusse without problems...
>
> But then the credentials would fail when connecting to svnserve repositories
> because the pass-db & authz files would only list "philibert.perusse"...
>
> I certainly guess I am not the first one to have this problem. Anyone can
> suggest something other than: "just tell your developers to always login
> with all caps low".

That's what I'm saying to the 200+ developers that are using TortoiseSVN. A
small percentage of that forgets it from time to time, but eventually they'll
learn.

As far as I know, there's only one partial alternative, and that's using apache
+ active directory. Then atleast the authentication part is case insensitive.
But, if you're also using path-based authorization that we'll still depend on
exact case usage.

Lieven.

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