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From Gagan Malik <>
Subject Re: tomcat service public key
Date Tue, 18 Aug 2009 06:27:52 GMT

if logging in as tomcat was possible there wouldn't have been any problem. I
think Chuck is right.. its all about getting a known user id use ssh..

Abhinav Shah wrote:
> are you sure that the tomcat user is on the list of users allowed to do
> ssh on the svn server.. one way to check is login as tomcat user on RHEL
> box and then do a ssh to the svn server..
> Gagan Malik wrote:
>> 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.
>> Thanks

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