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RE: svn+ssh asks password twice

From: Bob Archer <bob.archer_at_amsi.com>
Date: Mon, 16 Nov 2009 11:16:11 -0500

> On Mon, Nov 16, 2009 at 05:31:17PM +0200, anatoly techtonik wrote:
> > Hello,
> >
> > Subversion command line client request password twice or more
> with
> > svn+ssh access method. I understand that it need to do several
> > requests for one operation, but why can't it share the same SSH
> > connection?
>
> Can you provide a working example invocation of svn using svn+ssh
> where two authentication steps are required for the same run of
> the svn program, without externals involved?
>
> > I want to enter a bug report, but because of "buddy
> > system" I mail it here first.
>
> Good :)
>
> > It becomes a major annoyance when in addition you have several
> > externals in the same svn+ssh repository and switch from
> passwords to
> > SSH keys is not welcomed.
>
> For each external, a separate repository access session is opened.
> I don't see how this can be changed for the general case where
> the external comes from a different repository.
> Subversion should make re-using credentials possible when
> connecting
> to the same repository twice (e.g. an external pointing somewhere
> into
> the same repository). I haven't checked but don't think Subversion
> does
> that right now.
>
> The best way of not having to enter a password with svn+ssh is
> using
> SSH keys, or course. Too bad you cannot switch to SSH keys :(
>
> With other repository access methods, it's also possible to have
> your Subversion password cached on disk encrypted, so you don't
> have to enter it.
>

If I recall somone on the Tortiose list did a video on how to use Putty to connect via ssh and then have all the TSVN traffic go through that connection. I think he was using keys... but it looks like pagent will autologin with a password.... Cause pagent had an option to auto login username. I could be mistaken.

http://www.vimeo.com/5378553

BOb

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