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Re: SVN is trying to access the X509 Keychain?

From: Andy Levy <andy.levy_at_gmail.com>
Date: Sat, 19 Jan 2008 07:59:48 -0500

On Jan 18, 2008 4:38 PM, RM1X <rm1x_at_rogers.com> wrote:
> Hi Andy,
> That was extremely fast, thanks for the response. The issue is that
> I don't have the password to the X509Anchors keychain, I don't believe
> that it is one that should ever be used either way correct? I'm not an
> OS X poweruser myself, I just am stuck on an OS X environment for this
> particular project.

Open up Keychain Access and look under Passwords > Application. That's
where my SVN creds are. I don't have any references to X509 in my

Assuming you have an X509Anchors keychain as well as a login keychain,
select the login keychain and then go to Preferences (Command-,). If
"Set login keychain as default" isn't checked, check it, and try

This is all for OS X 10.5, I've never used 10.4. If the above b0rks
your system, this conversation never happened.

> I'm to understand that this is a bug in this case? How do I solve
> the issue precisely? I just want the passwords to be read from the
> passwd file, that's all! ;)

I'm not sure yet that it's a bug. If the credentials are just in a
different keychain, then I'd suggest that SVN should have a way to
specify which keychain to use, or maybe a runtime option to skip
Keychain altogether.

> Andy Levy wrote:
> > On Jan 18, 2008 4:26 PM, RM1X <rm1x_at_rogers.com> wrote:
> >
> >> Hi everyone,
> >>
> >> Complete SVN noob, crossing over from CVS which is otherwise built
> >> into my OS X 10.4. I've successfully installed SVN, and am running the
> >> svnserve flavor of Subversion.
> >>
> >> I've set up svn to run on svn:svn using a LaunchDaemon plist that
> >> acknowledges Bonjour, and that works as well.
> >>
> >> My problem however, is that when I try to checkout using svn,
> >> authentication is denied after svn's failure to access the X509
> >> keychain. Why is it trying to access this keychain? How do I fix the
> >> problem?
> >>
> >
> > As of SVN 1.4, on Macs Subversion caches your credentials in your
> > Keychain. See http://www.friday.com/misc/r17619.txt and
> > http://subversion.tigris.org/issues/show_bug.cgi?id=2339
> >
> > That takes care of the "why is it accessing" question.
> >
> > I'm away from my Mac right now so I can't check to see whether my
> > creds are in my keychain or ~/.subversion. I haven't used SVN on it
> > extensively yet but I should have at least one set of creds cached
> > there.
> >
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