So, svn is an app I’m using more and more, but it can still catch you out!

I’ve been working on a CA that will allow us to use client certs for svn access control, so obviously part of that is that a need to get the certs working with mod_ssl and the auth module for svn. I’ve been making progress but it’s slow and one cause is svn and the fact that it doesn’t know about ‘~’ as a path! So, when asked for a client certificate filename, don’t use ‘~’ as it won’t work. It doesn’t warn you, just moves on and asks you again until you’ve wasted 3 attempts then it moves on.