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Question about Basic Authentication

From: Anastasio, David M CTR USAF AFMC AFLCMC/HNID <David.Anastasio.ctr_at_hanscom.af.mil>
Date: Thu, 6 Sep 2012 11:25:54 -0400



System Configuration:

Windows Server 2003

Apache Subversion 1.7.6

TortoiseSVN 1.7.9

HTTP Server 2.2.22


I am trying to configure Subversion with Basic Authentication but the
error log indicates the user cannot be found which tells me the passwd
file is not being seen.

In this example the top level directory of the Repository is

IP has been masked for security purposes.

Should the passwd file reside elsewhere? Perhaps relative to the


LoadModules: - The "mod_auth_basic.so" load module is enabled in

LoadModule auth_basic_module modules/mod_auth_basic.so


Fragment of httpd.conf <Location> directive (it references full path to
the passwd file...)

<Location /svn/>

DAV svn

SVNParentPath c:/svnrepos

AuthType Basic

AuthName "Subversion repositories"

AuthUserFile C:/svnrepos/test1/conf/passwd

Require valid-user



Fragment from access log:

xxx..xx.x.xx - "" [06/Sep/2012:15:38:37 +0100] "OPTIONS /svn/test1
HTTP/1.1" 401 401

xxx..xx.x.xx - "" [06/Sep/2012:15:38:37 +0100] "OPTIONS /svn/test1
HTTP/1.1" 401 401


Fragment from error log:

Thu Sep 06 15:30:48 2012] [error] [client xxx..xx.x.xx] user jimmy not
found: /svn/test1


URL from within the TortoiseSVN GUI (on the local machine):




David Anastasio


Jacobs Technology

Received on 2012-09-06 17:26:42 CEST

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