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Possible to have a default username for CLI and Tortoise? (but always prompt for PW)

From: Xn Nooby <xnooby_at_gmail.com>
Date: 2006-06-02 16:08:12 CEST

I'm trying to figure out how to get Subversion and TortoiseSVN to default to
a specific username. The username is actually the Windows signon, which the
command line Subversion commands seem to use. TortoiseSVN never seems to
default to the Windows signon. I have been playing with Subversion config
file options that control wehther or not to save the "password" and
"authentication" information, hoping to find the magic combination.

I have a build machine that normally would only be used for downloading (svn
up) the latest code, then building a final copy of our application. I'm
trying to get the build machine to default to a username that has "read
only" access (I'm using the authz module and svnserve). If a programmer
needs to make a change at the build machine, they need to be able to commit
under their own username (which will have write access to the repository).

Ideally, whenever someone used either Subversion or TortoiseSVN, the machine
would default to the read-only username and prompt them for that username's
password. If they were trying to do a commit, they would change the default
name to their own and enter their own password. I was hoping the Subversion
config file had an option to specify a default username, but I have not
found that.

Currently, TortoiseSVN seems to be an all-or-nothing thing. If it is set to
not remember the password or auth, there is no default username at all. If
it is set to remember, it no longer prompts the user.

Any suggestions?
Received on Fri Jun 2 16:08:22 2006

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