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From Sivaram Iyer <>
Subject Re: SVN Passwd | Authentication issue
Date Wed, 22 Apr 2015 21:07:14 GMT
Issue was due to an illegal character in the passwd file!!

Content by Iyer, Typos by iPhone.

> On Apr 22, 2015, at 2:08 PM, Andreas Stieger <> wrote:
> Hello,
>> On 21/04/15 18:37, Sivaram Iyer wrote:
>> We use plan text passwd file for authentication of users on our SVN
>> server. This was working fine until few days ago, then I had to add a
>> few new users to the system, and during the process I accidentally
>> deleted the passwd file, but managed to recreated the file with all the
>> users in it. 
>> Post the above change, the users are not able to interact with SVN, not
>> able to perform any actions on the SVN servers (like Checkout / Commit
>> /etc). I have restarted the svnserve daemon after recreating the passwd
>> file, but users get the error: "Unable to connect to repository at URL"
>> ... "Authentication Failed". 
>> We directly reach the repository over svn:// protocol, (no http/s), and
>> this used to work fine for us, until the above change. 
>> Any help, much appreciated.
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