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Re: [Subclipse-users] Subclipse support for paired programming: change SVN credentials

From: Mark Phippard <markphip_at_gmail.com>
Date: Wed, 2 Jul 2008 13:25:03 -0400

On Wed, Jul 2, 2008 at 12:36 PM, Chris Leon
<chris.leon_at_realtimerisksystems.com> wrote:

> Our developers work in pairs, and switch machines often. Because of the way
> SVN credentials are managed, this has the unfortunate side effect of there
> being no great way (as far as I've found) of having changesets marked as
> being checked in by one member of the pair. Instead, all changesets from a
> particular machine are checked under whatever username happened to set up
> the SVN connection in subclipse.
> I've only found out a few ways of switching the credentials after the
> repository connection has been setup:
> Don't check the remember credentials button when first prompted for SVN
> authentication information. This has the effect of being asked every time
> you do anything with SVN: browsing the repository, checking in, checking
> out, etc. Not great, because this ends up really asking too often.
> Delete the SVN credentials from the keyring where they're stored. Not
> really user friendly.
> Set up a slightly different SVN repository for each user so that we fool
> Subclipse into different credentials for the same repository. I think the
> only way to do this is setup many different server names for the same
> server, which is a bit of a pain.
> I'm wondering if someone has come up with a nicer way of handling this sort
> of work environment with Subclipse? What I'd really like is to have the
> user login when they open eclipse or at least on first interaction with SVN,
> basically eclipse-lifetime scoped credentials. But I'd be happy if, for
> example, there was a way to do this with separate eclipse workspaces for
> each set of credentials.

JavaHL stores credentials in your HOME folder (%APPDATA%). So if you
work with different logins for each user (but share the workspace) you
can have different credentials saved for each user.

If you are using SVNKit, the credentials are cached in the keyring.
You can use command line options when starting Eclipse so that the
keyring is stored in the HOME folder. That would accomplish the same.

Mark Phippard
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