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Re: subversion svn+ssh and password problems

From: Ryan Schmidt <subversion-2005_at_ryandesign.com>
Date: 2005-09-07 15:21:24 CEST

On Sep 7, 2005, at 14:11, Waldemar Brodkorb wrote:

>> I think that's this:
>>
>> http://subversion.tigris.org/faq.html#ssh-auth-cache
>
> No, sorry. I know how to configure subversion with SSH public key
> authentication (Under Windows and Linux). The problem is that some
> of our customers like to securely access the repository from outside
> the network without always carrying their private keys with them.
>
> They are using Eclipse and CVS with this setup successfully,
> sometimes complete without public key authentication.
>
> Does anyone use successfully Eclipse and Subclipse with SSH and
> password authentication?

I haven't used Eclipse, CVS, or SVN+SSH, so I can't speak to it
personally. All I can do is repeat what's in the book:

http://svnbook.red-bean.com/en/1.1/ch06s03.html#svn-ch-6-sect-3.4

"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 like ssh-
agent on a Unix-like system, or pageant on Windows."

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