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[ANN] VisualSVN Server 2.1 Released

From: Danil Shopyrin <danil_at_visualsvn.com>
Date: Wed, 20 Jan 2010 19:08:10 +0300

Hello All,

We're delighted to announce VisualSVN Server 2.1. This release builds
on the reliability and functionality of previous versions with the addition of
Integrated Windows Authentication in Enterprise Edition.

VisualSVN Server is a package that contains everything you need to
install, configure and manage Subversion server on the Windows platform.
You may find more information about VisualSVN Server at:
http://www.visualsvn.com/server/

With Integrated Windows Authentication users gain access to VisualSVN
Server without being prompted for username and password. The current
Windows credentials on the client computer are supplied through a cryptographic
exchange involving hashing with the VisualSVN Server. Either NTLM or Kerberos
V5 authentication protocols can be used.

Integrated Windows Authentication is available if you use VisualSVN Server 2.1
Enterprise Edition and any of the standard Subversion clients such as
Subversion binaries (i.e. svn.exe), TortoiseSVN and VisualSVN.

All of this made Subversion into a first class citizen on the Windows
platform. Integrated Windows Authentication brings clear benefits:

Optimal security
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Authentication is always performed in a secure manner and credentials are never
cached on disk.

Single sign-on
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Users' Windows credentials are automatically used to access VisualSVN Server,
saving them the hassle of additional authentication steps.

Two-factor authentication
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Compatibility with two-factor authentication systems (e.g. smart cards) ensures
that VisualSVN Server can be easily integrated to a secure enterprise
environment.

Integrated Windows Authentication is available in VisualSVN Server Enterprise
Edition only. But VisualSVN Server 2.1 brings some significant fixes for
Standard Edition too. See the full list of changes:
http://www.visualsvn.com/server/changes/#v2.1

We recommend all users upgrade to version 2.1. The upgrade is free to Standard
Edition users and existing Enterprise Edition customers. Upgrading is very quick
and easy: simply run the installer for VisualSVN Server 2.1 and follow the
installation wizard. It is not necessary or recommended to uninstall
older versions of VisualSVN Server.

Download VisualSVN Server 2.1 at the download page:
http://www.visualsvn.com/server/download/

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With best regards,
Danil Shopyrin
VisualSVN Team
Received on 2010-01-20 17:09:07 CET

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