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svn – Where does TortoiseSVN save password cached files in Windows 7? (via: Stack Overflow)

Posted by jpluimers on 2014/07/09

If you ever had a Windows SVN tool like TortoiseSVN remember your password on Windows, then look under this directory (thanks ee.):


Part of the trick is %AppData%, which points to your user profile (which might not be on your C: drive, or not on a drive at all).

Under that directory, is a set directories creating credentials that depend on the authentication method (thans M4N who pointed me to the TortoiseSVN authentication section on the docs):

The checkbox will make TortoiseSVN store the credentials in Subversion’s default directory:%APPDATA%\Subversion\auth in three subdirectories:

  • svn.simple contains credentials for basic authentication (username/password). Note that passwords are stored using the WinCrypt API, not in plain text form.
  • svn.ssl.server contains SSL server certificates.
  • svn.username contains credentials for username-only authentication (no password needed).

On Windows, mine was in %AppData%\Subversion\auth\svn.simple\42165dcf42612e20077ac5c7817590db

On Linux, this structure works in a similar way, but relative to your ~ (home) directory as the Read Bean SVN Book shows.

You can force the SVN tools to forget about persisting authentication info (thaks Sander Rijken).

Same for linux systems: Beanstalk | Why does SVN not ask for my password?.

Note there is a TortoiseSVN decryption tool that allows you to decrypt the passwords (thanks rkagerer).


via: svn – Where does TortoiseSVN save password cached files in Windows 7? – Stack Overflow.

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