svn – Change Subversion creds in Eclipse / Pydev – Education Career Blog

In Eclipse + PyDev + Subclipse, how can I change the user who is accessing the subversion repository without having to re-checkout?


  1. Go to SVN repository exploring perspective(eclipse) (Window->Open perspective->SVN Repository Exploring)
  2. right click on the correct ‘Repository Location’
  3. Select ‘Location properties’
  4. Update your authentication information


I think you can remove the saved authentication – credentials…

  1. unix-based systems this is in ~/.subversion/auth/svn.simple. On windows in c:\Documents and Settings\username\Application Data\subversion\auth\svn.simple.
  2. if subclipse is configured to use the JavaSVN adapter –> the .keyring file mentioned in the post appears to be located in the eclipse directory (not the workspace, the actually directory where the eclipse executable is found) under configuration/org.eclipse.core.runtime/.keyring. This is a binary file and hence must be deleted.

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