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From Daniel Shahaf <>
Subject Re: Need help troubleshooting user authentication (apache)
Date Wed, 09 Mar 2011 16:47:32 GMT
Cooke, Mark wrote on Wed, Mar 09, 2011 at 14:44:31 -0000:
> [Wed Jan 12 10:06:38 2011] [error] [client ip-address] user user_a:
> authentication failure for "/svn/dept/project/trunk": Password Mismatch
> I do not understand where the 'Password Mismatch' error is coming from,
> why does that only happen when using subversion and not the browser?  I
> have tried searching for "rejected Basic challenge" (both
> and the wider net) but I've not found anything that hes helped so far.
> What can I do to try to work out what the problem is?  It is only svn
> and (currently) for only this one user...  I'd really appreciate any
> help at this point.

* Have you tried creating a new OS user for that one user?

* Yes, may be a good idea to look up where "Password Mismatch" is
  generated.  (I haven't heard of it before, but I don't claim to have
  heard of all typical syslog messages.)

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