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From Gagan Malik <>
Subject tomcat service public key
Date Tue, 18 Aug 2009 02:07:32 GMT

Hi, I'm a newbie to both tomcat and ssh and here's my problem:

I have a web-app (Hudson) running on tomcat (ver 5). This Tomcat runs as a
service on RHEL box. Hudson triggers a custom 'ant' script to do a build
which uses ssh to login to another server (svn server).

The ant script runs perfectly fine when triggered manually, since the user
that runs it shares his public key with the svn server. But when the same is
done via Hudson, it fails since hudson is run by the user: tomcat.

How can I generate and share the public key of user 'tomcat' (the service)
with the svn server so that the ant script does not fail.

I get this error:
Could not create directory '/usr/share/tomcat5/.ssh'.
Host key verification failed.
svn: Connection closed unexpectedly

Any help is appreciated.

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