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RE: authentication challenge

From: Ben Collins-Sussman <sussman_at_collab.net>
Date: 2004-03-09 22:46:09 CET

On Tue, 2004-03-09 at 15:47, Kevin Williams wrote:
> Robert,
>
> >I am having trouble getting subversion to challenge the user to
> >authenticate when performing any >operations.
> ....
> >What I am expecting is to be challenged for a password whenever I attempt
> >to access the >repository.
>
> Perhaps you need "--no-auth-cache". By default, the Subversion client caches
> your authentication so that you don't have to type it in each time. On Linux
> you could alias "svn" to include "--no-auth-cache". An alternative would be
> to rename "svn" to something else (svn.orig) and write a shell script called
> "svn" that calls "svn.orig --no-auth-cache".

Or just set the option permanently in your run-time 'config' file:

[auth]
store-auth-creds = no

If tortoisesvn *ever* prompted you for credentials, the svn libraries
are going to cache them in your personal auth/ area forever after.
You'll need to delete the cache. The book has a whole section (in
chapter 6) about credential caching on the client side. Read all about
it.

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