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Re: Only one username per realm stored in cached credentials

From: shannon carey <rehevkor5_at_gmail.com>
Date: Mon, 21 Jul 2008 10:21:23 -0500

I see.

No, both tasks are being from a single Windows user (and a single Linux
user, for that matter). The SVN user name is specified on the command
line. I don't remember the details, but I tried running it under a
"service" user but had problems due to the fact that Vista's ability to
control user permissions are nerfed compared to XP Pro (no poledit, for
example). I guess the solution is to run it under two different users.


On Mon, Jul 21, 2008 at 3:45 AM, Stefan Sperling <stsp_at_elego.de> wrote:

> On Sun, Jul 20, 2008 at 08:08:56PM -0500, shannon carey wrote:
> > *bump*
> >
> > On Mon, Jul 14, 2008 at 9:23 PM, shannon carey <rehevkor5_at_gmail.com>
> > wrote:
> >
> > In my experience, authenticating to a realm with a certain
> user/password
> > will cause that information to overwrite any other stored
> credentials
> > which were for the same realm.
> >
> > Why is this a problem?
> >
> > I have two users which interact with my repositories. My main user
> > which has rw access but no access to the synched backup
> repositories,
> > and my backup user which has r access but can commit to the synched
> > backup repositories.
> >
> > The synch is run via a scheduled task, with --username specified as
> the
> > backup user. As long as the backup user's credentials are cached,
> it's
> > ok. However, if I perform a commit and provide my rw user's
> > credentials, those overwrite the backup user's credentials... You
> can
> > see the fix I am in.
> I don't understand why your two different users step on each other's
> caches. Aren't they separate accounts on your client system? If so,
> their caches should be in their home directories, separate from each
> other.
> > I could solve this problem by putting the backup user's password and
> > --no-auth-cache (or whatever) directly in the scheduled task's
> command
> > line, but that is less than desirable.
> >
> > Does anybody anticipate a way that SVN could allow multiple user
> > credentials to be cached per realm?
> No, the auth data is keyed by realm internally. Subversion assumes
> that auth data is stored per system user on the client system.
> I don't know why this does not seem to be the case for you though.
> Are you sure your real and your backup user run under different
> user IDs?
> Stefan
Received on 2008-07-21 17:21:50 CEST

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