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RE: Problems with svn+ssh

From: Bob Archer <bob.archer_at_amsi.com>
Date: Mon, 23 Nov 2009 10:06:47 -0500

> ssh. On the Windows command prompt (OpenSSH and SVN from Tigris) I
> can
> access the repository:
>
> svn co svn+ssh://kluss@a.b.c.d/home/kluss/Project
>
> It works, but the password is queried twice.
>
> Now if I use TortoiseSVN with the URL
> svn+ssh://kluss@a.b.c.d/home/kluss/Project, TortoisePlink asks for
> the
> username first, then when I press OK the password prompt comes, it
> repeats endlessly and I can not stop it until I press several times
> the
> Cancel Button.

From the manual:

When using svn+ssh:// URLs to access a repository, remember that it's the ssh program prompting for authentication, and not the svn client program. That means there's no automatic password-caching going on (see the section called "Client Credentials Caching"). The Subversion client often makes multiple connections to the repository, though users don't normally notice this due to the password caching feature. When using svn+ssh:// URLs, however, users may be annoyed by ssh repeatedly asking for a password for every outbound connection. The solution is to use a separate SSH password-caching tool such as ssh-agent on a Unix-like system, or pageant on Windows.

Go here for further info:
http://svnbook.red-bean.com/nightly/en/svn.serverconfig.svnserve.html#svn.serverconfig.svnserve.sshauth

BOb

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