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Re: SVN keeps getting my AD password revoked.

From: Wendell Nichols <wcn00_at_shaw.ca>
Date: Tue, 18 Sep 2012 07:02:03 -0600

I cannot quite figure out how but the Eclipse SVN plugin is locking me
out of AD even when it doesn't have invalid credentials. I notice that
I am working along doing many compares and merges and all of a sudden it
asks me for my AD password. At that point I'm locked out. Eclipse is
the only thing that could be responsible because every thing else runs
24/7 and has no problems.
I'll update it to see if it improves...
On 09/18/2012 06:53 AM, Mark Phippard wrote:
> On Tue, Sep 18, 2012 at 8:47 AM, Wendell Nichols <wcn00_at_shaw.ca
> <mailto:wcn00_at_shaw.ca>> wrote:
> Ok, from your description of the way the library behaves there is
> no retry logic in it for Auth failures, and this must be happening
> in the subversion connector for Eclipse. I'll go complain to them :)
> Thankyou for your analysis and have a good day!
> This is why in Subclipse we do not cache your password in any way and
> leave it up to the Subversion library. The way it should work is that
> SVN library will read its cache and try to use those credentials.
> When they do not work it will fire callback API that will cause you
> to get prompted for new credentials. Ideally (and I am not sure this
> true) the Subversion library should clear its cached credentials once
> they are invalid. If it does not do this, and you have many projects
> in Eclipse, then I could see it still being possible to disable your
> password as each SVN API call for each of those projects might cause
> this sequence to happen. That said, the calls are all happening in
> one thread so I would expect the first one to cause you to have to
> enter new credentials.
> I think the other Eclipse plugin, Subversive, allows you to type your
> credentials into its UI and save them. In which case, it could be
> causing this to happen. I think, but am not sure, if you do not enter
> any credentials in their UI, then they allow the SVN library to manage
> this which might solve the problem.
> --
> Thanks
> Mark Phippard
> http://markphip.blogspot.com/
Received on 2012-09-18 15:02:43 CEST

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