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Re: TSVN asks for password over and over and over...

From: Stefan Kng <tortoisesvn_at_gmail.com>
Date: 2007-01-24 21:40:56 CET

Eric Poole wrote:

> This HAS to be a VFAQ (Very Frequently Asked Question), but I have read
> through the TortoiseSVN manual from front to back and read through the
> FAQ and for the life of me I can't find the answer.


> We are running Subversion version 1.3.2 on Fedora Core 2 (I KNOW ... FC2
> is old and obsolete ... trust me, we're STUCK with it and can't change it).
> For various reasons, none of which can be changed any time soon, we need
> to use svnserve with ssh (svn+ssh), rather than the Apache-based server.
> I installed TortoiseSVN version 1.4.1 per the instructions, and when I
> go to check out a repository, I have to type in my password about 6
> times before it will give me access. Subsequent operations all require
> multiple password entries in order to work.
> I know there is supposed to be a way to cache login information but I
> CAN NOT find where or how to do that.
> For example, the TSVN manual section 5.1.5 (Authentication) shows a
> dialog box that is supposed to show up "If the repository that you are
> trying to access is password protected". I can't get that dialog box to
> show up. If I set up the URL to the server as
> "ssh+svn://eric@theServer.com/usr/local/svnroot/theRepo" then all I get
> is a password prompt. If I leave off the "eric@" then I still only get
> a password prompt but then it asks for the password for "@theServer.com"
> and since it doesn't know about any user, authorization fails.
> Section 5.1.5 goes on to say "The checkbox will make TortoiseSVN store
> the credentials in Subversion's default directory:
> $APPDATA\Subversion\auth in three subdirectories: ... svn.simple...
> svn.ssl.server... svn.username...". All of those directories get
> created in my $APPDATA subdirectory but they are all empty, no
> credentials files ever get created there, not even hidden ones.

Subversion can't store authentication data if you use svn+ssh, because
the whole authentication is done by the ssh client. And the ssh client
is completely independent of Subversion, so Subversion doesn't even see
the authentication data.


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Received on Wed Jan 24 21:41:17 2007

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