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Old 06-28-2010, 09:19 AM   #1
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Apache + SVN Issue

I am having an issue trying to log into my SVN server. I followed:
Setting up a Subversion server using Apache2 - openSUSE

to the letter and when I try to checkin stuff I get:
MKACTIVITY of '/svn/mohawk/!svn/act/cfad1e8c-3ce7-6a44-9e6d-f9867b419a81': authorization failed: Could not authenticate to server: rejected Basic challenge (http://path)
I changed the config a bit to lock down a dir so it asked when I check out too and I get *changed the URL*:
OPTIONS of 'http://path': authorization failed: Could not authenticate to server: rejected Basic challenge (http://path)
If I take out the Auth it does work instantly, but I need Auth on the svn

How to I get the login to accept? As I said I followed the guide to the letter, including the user creation.
Old 06-28-2010, 10:45 AM   #2
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Hi -

Several good suggestions here:

1. If possible, troubleshoot with a browser located on the server itself (OpenSuSE?). Do NOT try to troubleshoot with a remote client (for example, a remote Windows PC) until you're 100% sure everything is working on the server side.

2. Try using "svn+ssh" instead of "http":
Rather than use the "http" protocol try "svn+ssh"

So the repo URL would be:


the port can be omitted if it is the SSH default (port 22).
3. Double-check that you're actually using the correct username/password FOR SUBVERSION.

'Hope that helps .. PSM
Old 06-28-2010, 11:13 PM   #3
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Thanks for the reply,

From what I can tell everything is setup correctly. When I remove the Require valid-user field I can check in and out no issues. Its only when its active that it fails. The user file was made as directed in the walkthrough. I have been testing on the box itself to see if it works, I get the same result in it, or in a remote box.

How would I use svn+ssh? Is there more to setup? and how would we use it on a Windows Client? The end result will be on a Windows Client. I am hosting it for my GF's Uni project.

Any thoughts?


apache, basic, rejected, suse11, svn

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