svn authentication issue in 7905


I have an issue connecting to a svn repo over https and uses a certificate. It does not even ask for a password, just the message: svn: authentication cancelled. I have cleared the auth cache etc.. but still it does not ask for a password. Works as expected against a other non https repos

It worked fine in previous eaps.

Best Regards


Can't really help I'm afraid, but I have noticed similar problems with the Diana EAPs. Accessing the repository through https does seem a little flakey. Now that I know it's not just me, I'll try to pin down the problem.



problem with SSL authentication using client certificate was fixed for both Diana and Selena. The fixes will be available in the next EAPs.
The problem was related to svnkit API change between versions.

Sorry for inconvinience.


I started having this issue today.  My connection to Subversion was working fine yesterday, then I started getting "svn: authentication cancelled" and no prompt for a password.

I tried removing the repository and re-adding it - no effect.

I went to "File->Settings" and cleared my Subversion authentication cache - no effect.

I can log into the Subversion repo using Tortoise, so I know the URL exists, the listener is running, and my credential is valid.

I'm going to try blowing away the IntelliJ project tomorrow, doing a clean checkout from Subversion using Tortoise, and re-creating my IntelliJ project to see if that helps.

I'm using IntelliJ 9 version 93.54 running on Windows XP.


Ditto. Yesterday all was well, today I'm getting this very same error. I'm just using local, file-based SVN repos. I'm running IDEA Ultimate 9.0.1 Build #IU 93.94 on Ubuntu 9.10 64-bit.

UPDATE 1: Oops! Just after submitting this, I noticed this thread is under EAP users. I'm not running an EAP build currently, but experiencing this same error just starting today...

UPDATE 2: Okay, this is strange, but I've fixed it. The first time I received this error, I noticed a balloon in the upper-right that included a "fix this" link, but I didn't click it fast enough and it did not appear when I tried again. I found that if I closed and reopened my project, it would show that message once, but it was very difficult to catch. After a few tries, I was able to click "OK" on the commit window and quickly hit Enter to dismiss the error dialog and then immediately click that "fix this" link. This gave me the usual dialog that allowed me to confirm/cache my SVN authentication.


I also had problem with SVN after upgrading to 9.0.1.  A tried upgrading to IU-94.192, but to no avail.
I tried to catch the balloon you described, but I was not fast enough. A colleague pointed out a little red mark in the lower right corner.  I clicked on it and found the content of the balloon.
This solved my problem.


I had this problem, and it turned out that there was a little tiny "pending notification" icon at the bottom right of the screen (the icon looks like a little piece of paper with a red warning spot on it).  When I clicked that, there was a notification with a "fix this" link on it.  Clicking that allowed me to enter my username and password for the subversion repository (I also clicked the "remember" button).  That fixed things right up.

This is hard to find, so I wish that you could do the same thing from either right where the error message is displayed ("authentication cancelled" or whatever), and/or from the subversion settings area.


I know this is an old thread, but this needs to be fixed.  I kept trying to commit and getting the "Authentication cancelled" error and couldn't figure out what was going on.  I had to drag our svn admin into it and spent a lot of time trying to figure out why I couldn't commit to svn.  The tiny warning bubble on the lower right is really unacceptable.  Upon an attempted commit, if the user isn't logged in a dialog should appear to allow them to log in.  I never noticed the warning bubble; instead I spent several minutes googling to find the answer.  Intellji IDEA deserves a better method of handling this issue.


I'm putting in a bug report for this, I wasted an hour going through subversion config files before I found this posting - the little red icon is not a good way to communicate failed authentication. Subversion sucks, as most everyone has figured out by now but there's still a need to interoperate with legacy teams.


Ok, I will address issue for version 11

The problem is there's no session for Subversion, and any remote request to Subversion can fail because of authentication issues
(i.e. even not first request in a chain)
Out architecture does not allow us to raise authentication dialog at any moment and suspend _any_ background thread until credentials are given - it might cause a deadlock
(I'm writing that to show that the problem is not just about creating a dialog)

Neverhteless, the issue should be solved



Thank you for your feedback. I can understand JetBrains' reluctance to countenance changes, potentially introducing deadlock; such as a lock stepped authentication dialog

The issue, nonetheless, causes confusion, and spoils the user experience for many people.

The warning icon at the corner of the screen is very small, and the warning does not flash in a sufficiently noticeable fashion to attract the users attention to the cause of the problem.

Perhaps a blocking problem, i.e - not being able to check out the source code for a unit of work is more deserving of a loud error - as opposed to a warning icon.

Best Regards,

Bryan Hunt


Hi guys -

In PhpStorm (I'm using 2.1.4), it doesn't even prompt me for the ssh password.  The dialog which is spoken of in the bottom right corner does eventually get me to a dialog to enter in my user name, but NOT my password.  I don't see how it can authenticate without the password (I'm not using password-less rsa keys for security reasons).


- Aaron


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