Wednesday, April 22, 2009

How to View/Chage/Reset SVN User Password


SVN is a version control system. It is also called the successor of CVS.

if your reposistory is called 'repo' and password-db = passwd in /var/svn/repo/conf/svnserve.conf
your username and password are in human readable format and stored in


If you need to change the password edit the passwd file (in your reposistory conf directory) with you favorite editor and save it.

Why do we forget passwords?
Sometimes users forget their passwords because:
- passwords are not used so ofter
- users' use password managers and don't type their passwords (browser remembers the password)
- very strong password consisting with lower, upper, digits, special characters.


Web Designers said...

Thanks Mayank. Its very helpful for me.

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