How do I clear/change my Subversion (svn) credentials used by Designer?

  • 7002782
  • 20-Mar-2009
  • 26-Apr-2012

Environment

Novell Identity Manager 3.5.1
Novell Identity Manager 3.6
Novell Designer for Identity Manager 3.0.1

Situation

Over the lifetime of a user's account the password, at some point in time, will change.  These changes need to be made in the clients accessing services as well.  Novell Identity Manager (IDM) Designer can use Subversion for change control and these credentials are stored outside the main Designer application along with any other Subversion credentials for the user.  As a result while changing authentication information to the eDirectory tree for deploying projects is done from within Designer the actual Subversion credentials must be changed another way.

Resolution

Subversion credentials are stored for the user on the system for use by any application including Designer or another client..  The default locations for these credentials include:

UNIX/Linux: ~/.subversion/auth/svn.simple/
windows: %APPDATA%/subversion/auth/svn.simple/

To change the credentials either modify the files in these directories or delete them and enter the credentials again when prompted in Designer.  An example of the contents of one of these files follows:

K 8
passtype
V 6
simple
K 8
password
V 11
pa$$w0rdG0esHere
K 15
svn:realmstring
V 45
<https://svn.location.yourcompanyhere.tld:443> CompanyForge
K 8
username
V 13
userNameGoesHere
END

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