[svn.haxx.se] · SVN Dev · SVN Users · SVN Org · TSVN Dev · TSVN Users · Subclipse Dev · Subclipse Users · this month's index

RE: Authentication realm

From: Bert Huijben <bert_at_qqmail.nl>
Date: Fri, 30 Sep 2011 10:17:14 +0200

Passwords are stored per hostname (+realm), not per working copy like in
your webbrowser, so using a different hostname requires adding a new
username+password in your credential cache.

 

Storing it in a different way would allow tricking subversion to send the
username and password to any other server.

 

                Bert

 

From: Gavin Baumanis [mailto:gavinb_at_thespidernet.com]
Sent: vrijdag 30 september 2011 5:14
To: Subversion Users
Subject: Authentication realm

 

Hi Everyone,

 

We recently created a DNS entry for our subversion repository.

Prior to this we just use the private LAN IP address to access the repo via
http (Apache)

 

Post the change to having a hostname to use I created a new branch - and
used the host name to do this.

 

Subsequently when I perform an svn update I a now prompted for username and
password for the named instance of our repo.

I did some reading in the "good" book.

and used svn switch

(svn switch old_IP_address new_HostName_Address

 

at the root of my working copy.

svn info confirms that the repo address is now set to the hostname version
of the URL.

 

However I am still getting prompted for a username and password.

If I enter the "usual" password - all is good... but the prompt is playing
havoc without Continuous Integration scripts.

 

Some more reading suggests that I might need to add a new authentication
realm and users via; conf/svnserve.conf

 

I was hoping that I might just get some confirmation that is indeed what I
need to do - before I go "playing" with the config scripts.

 

As always - a big thanks for your help.

 

Gavin.
Received on 2011-09-30 10:17:51 CEST

This is an archived mail posted to the Subversion Users mailing list.