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Adobe opensource SVN and all the authentication trouble

Jan 30, 2010 12:15 PM

Adobe opensource SVN and all the authentication trouble

 

Has anyone at Adobe looked into this yet.

 

I know you're busy boys and girls but this is just driving me nuts.

 

it's the same on all the projects hosted there. no matter what you do, at some point they will just start asking for user/pass. then you need to delete and start over.

 

Has anyone even got a clue as to why this started happening?

 

it looks as if at some point in the update the url root is called and thats what triggers the auth request?

 

Im sure you most likely have other non public repositories on there but couldnt you just put those somewhere else so you can open the root url and stop this from driving me over the edge :-)

 

really though, it's been going on for a while now and could do with fixing. Im sure if you just make the root url open, in fact so we could just see all the OS projects on there together then the problem would stop. wouldnt it be possible to move anything you dont want the public to see to somewhere thats not on the opensource repository root?

 

just a thought.

cheers
glenn

 
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    Jan 30, 2010 12:50 PM   in reply to Glenn Williams

    The root url guess is new actually, our tests had shown corrupted files which we couldn't figure out.  I'll pass the root url idea on.

     

    Matt

     
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    Jan 30, 2010 1:31 PM   in reply to Glenn Williams

    Glenn, do you have any logs that show when the auth request is occurring and what files worked before that occurred?  Our team is still pretty confused and we seem to not be running into it internally.

     

    Also, does your SVN client support 1.6 (it's not an older client)?  Which client are you using?

     

    Matt

     
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    Jan 31, 2010 12:22 PM   in reply to Glenn Williams

    You have a sandbox right? Is anyone who doesn't have a sandbox account running into this?

     
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    Jan 31, 2010 2:36 PM   in reply to Glenn Williams

    It's possible, I don't know exactly how the svn groups are set up.

     
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    Feb 4, 2010 11:26 AM   in reply to Glenn Williams

    I was trying to update flex/sdk/trunk, and i got authorization request.

    I run sniffer to find out what happened.

    Sniffer showed:

     

    Request:

     

    OPTIONS /svn/opensource HTTP/1.1

    Host: opensource.adobe.com

    User-Agent: SVN/1.6.2 (r37639)/TortoiseSVN-1.6.2.16344 neon/0.28.4

    Keep-Alive:

    Connection: TE, Keep-Alive

    TE: trailers

    Content-Type: text/xml

    DAV: http://subversion.tigris.org/xmlns/dav/svn/depth

    DAV: http://subversion.tigris.org/xmlns/dav/svn/mergeinfo

    DAV: http://subversion.tigris.org/xmlns/dav/svn/log-revprops

    Content-Length: 104

    Authorization: Basic Og==

     

    <?xml version="1.0" encoding="utf-8"?><D:options xmlns:D="DAV:"><D:activity-collection-set/></D:options>

     

     

    Response:

     

    HTTP/1.1 401 Authorization Required

    Date: Thu, 04 Feb 2010 19:19:06 GMT

    Server: Apache

    WWW-Authenticate: Basic realm="Opensource Subversion Repository"

    Content-Length: 471

    Content-Type: text/html; charset=iso-8859-1

    Cache-Control: max-age=900

    Expires: Thu, 04 Feb 2010 19:34:06 GMT

     

    <!DOCTYPE HTML PUBLIC "-//IETF//DTD HTML 2.0//EN">

    <html><head>

    <title>401 Authorization Required</title>

    </head><body>

    <h1>Authorization Required</h1>

    <p>This server could not verify that you

    are authorized to access the document

    requested.  Either you supplied the wrong

    credentials (e.g., bad password), or your

    browser doesn't understand how to supply

    the credentials required.</p>

    <hr>

    <address>Apache Server at opensource.adobe.com Port 80</address>

    </body></html>

     
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    Feb 4, 2010 11:50 AM   in reply to Daniil Tutubalin

    Very helpful I hope, I will pass this on the to the eng team.

     
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    Feb 4, 2010 2:53 PM   in reply to Daniil Tutubalin

    Hey guys,

     

    I think I may have finally figured out what's going on.  Unfortunately, it's a huge nasty bug in Subversion.  http://subversion.tigris.org/issues/show_bug.cgi?id=3242

     

    Basically SVN for some reason goes up to the root to find out certain things like OPTIONS and PROPFIND and we don't allow access to the root.  Glenn asked before whether our username/passwords have root access, and I think within Adobe they do.

     

    SO...

     

    We have to figure out if it's OK to allow the client to basically see what's going on at the root and then deny access further down, or what.

     

    This is going to take some more time, but now we at least have a path...

     

    Matt

     
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