[oXygen-user] svn client

Radu Pisoi
Fri Jun 9 04:48:03 CDT 2006

Dear Timothy,

>     Well I'm not exactly sure how that's relevant, but O.K.  On My Mac 
> I use SSH Agent for key management, and on Linux I just use 
> ssh-agent.  For client, I use: the command line, Eclipse, svnX, 
> TextMate, Komodo, Visual SlickEdit, SmartCVN, and SubVersion.  All of 
> these work fine this way.  After all, this is standard ssl/ssh model.  
> Nothing new here.  All of them - when ssh is used - use existing 
> ssh-agent, as is normal. .
Oxygen, just like SmartSVN, is a 100% Java based application so for SVN 
over SSH we use the  Ganymed SSH-2 for Java library 
This library does not have native native components that communicate 
with ssh-agent so the only way to authenticate is to enter the right 
authentication information in the Authentication dialog.
>     The problem is that the oXygen client demands I enter a 
> username/password or key/passphrase.  Even when I enter the key and 
> passphrase, it just doens't work.  It just keeps prompting me for a 
> passphrase.
You can either authenticate with a User/Password pair or by filling in 
the User\Private key\Passphrase fields (all fields: Usename, Private Key 
and Passphrase are required).
I tested both authentication methods on Mac and Linux and they were both 
If you fail the authentication, then probably the data you entered is 
not correct (maybe you forgot to specify the username or entered the 
path to the public key instead of the path to the private one).

Please tell us how this goes.

Best regards,
Radu Pisoi
<oXygen/> XML Editor, Schema Editor and XSLT Editor/Debugger

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