Reset password in SVN

Posted: May 3, 2012 in JSEE

The Problem

When you open a project from Subversion repository AnkhSVN will prompt you to authenticate (If you have turned on security in your subversion repository). Once you enter your username and password and check the save password it will not prompt again.

Now what if you change your password? I googled about this for two days but didn’t find any solution. Luckily today my boss found this.
The Solution

The authentication data is saved to the following directories

%APPDATA%\Subversion\auth\svn.ssl.server
%APPDATA%\Subversion\auth\svn.simple

Deleting all the files inside these folders will solve the problem. After deleting these files AnkhSVN will prompt you for username and password once again.

I am currently writing a small Visual Studio Add-in that will help you clear these information from within Visual Studio.

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