Subversion Authorization Failed Only for Maven Release Plugin

Hi All,

I'm using TeamCity 7.1.3 on Windows.

I have a weird case where the Maven Release Plugin fails with the error authorization failed:

[] Failed to execute goal org.apache.maven.plugins:maven-release-plugin:2.0:prepare
(default-cli) on project bar-app: Unable to commit files

Provider message:
The svn command failed.
Command output:
svn: E170001: Commit failed (details follow):
svn: E170001: Unable to connect to a repository at URL 'http://localhost/SVG/repos/Demos/Foo/trunk'
svn: E170001: OPTIONS of 'http://localhost/SVG/repos/Demos/Foo/trunk': authorization failed: Could not authenticate to server: rejected Basic challenge (http://localhost)

The weird thing: I have two identical build servers - this build works fine on one, but fails on the other.

(Windows 2008 server with SVN 1.7 installed)

The check-out of sources works fine with the same credentials, the build fails trying to tag the code in SVN.

I kept the default SVN connection settings in TeamCity:

URL: http://localhost/SVG/repos/Demos/Foo/trunk
User name: Administrator
Password: *******
Default config directory:  Use default config directory
Externals support:  Full support (load changes and checkout)

Anyone encountered such a problem?

Is there a way to clean up the SVN cache ib the build agent?



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I got it!

The SVN credentials are cached in


(on Windows 2008, and using simple authentication)

This folder had a file on the server that works correctly, but the same folder was empty on the server on which the build fails.

I found this post:

and added the -Dusername -Dpassword parameters to the Maven command line parameters.

After I executed the build once, the credentials file was created on the server.

Then I removed these parameters, and the build kept working.

I'm still not sure why the SVN credentials were not cached properly on the second build server.




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