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RE: authentication problem with command line client

From: Stephen Warren <swarren_at_paramanet.com>
Date: 2004-04-05 19:06:18 CEST

> From: Ralph Gauges [mailto:ralph.gauges@eml-r.villa-bosch.de]
> I am running svn 1.0.0 with apache 2.0.48. If have two
> repositories and
> so far they have been world readable and only needed
> authentication for
> commits and such. I now tried to configure them so that all
> operations
> require authentication and now I can no longer checkout the
> repositories from the command line. Once I go back to making
> them world
> readable, it works again.
> As authentication method I use apaches digest authentication.
> When I try to checkout a repository that needs authentication for
> checkout, I get the following error:
> ...
> If I browse the repository with some webbrowser authentication works
> fine. Also if I set it back to world readable, it works again.
> Can anyone tell me what I am doing wrong.

I personally use 'Basic' authentication, as do the examples in the SVN book at:


Perhaps the SVN client doesn't do Digest?

Anyway, try switching to 'AuthType Basic' and see if that helps you out...

Stephen Warren, Software Engineer, Parama Networks, San Jose, CA
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Received on Mon Apr 5 19:07:06 2004

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