We're delighted to announce VisualSVN Server 2.1. This release contains the sole new feature: Integrated Windows Authentication.
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.
All of this made VisualSVN Server into a first class citizen on the Windows platform. Integrated Windows Authentication brings clear benefits:
Optimal security. Authentication is always performed in a secure manner and credentials are never cached on disk.
Single sign-on. Users' Windows credentials are automatically used to access VisualSVN Server, saving them the hassle of additional authentication steps.
Two-factor authentication. 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 nevertheless, VisualSVN Server 2.1 brings some significant fixes for Standard Edition too. See the full list of changes.
The upgrade to version 2.1 is recommended for all users. The upgrade is free not only to Standard Edition users, but also to all 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.