Kerberos-based HTTP authentication support planed?

Dirkjan Ochtman dirkjan at
Fri Mar 28 08:39:30 CDT 2008

Martin Scholl wrote:
> we would like to use kerberized authentication for publishing our
> mercurial repositories "passwordless" via http. Currently this seems
> unsupported by mercurial. Are there any plans to support such a setup?

Currently, I don't think Mercurial has any authentication built-in to 
the web server. Generally, it works best to access the Mercurial web 
interface through another HTTP server (for instance, using the mod_wsgi 
module to serve it from Apache, or using CGI or FCGI). That way, you 
should also be able to use any authentication infrastructure available 
for your webserver software of choice.



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