I am writing an web application which checks out files from a subversion repository. (It's basically an internal code review helper tool for my company's software team.) So subversion needs to save the user password for use by the
store-plaintext-passwords = yes to my personal user's
.subversion/server file. This worked - I ran
svn up and it asked for my password, and then I ran
svn up again and it didn't ask for my password.
So next, I tested running
svn as the
www-data user (
sudo -u www-data svn up --username MYUSERNAME). It asks for my username every time.
Next I tried copying my personal
.subversion folder (which as you recall has
store-plaintext-passwords = yes in
servers) from my user's home to
/var/www but it didn't start remembering the password for
How do I get the
svn program to store a plaintext password when running as