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Available services at UiB

The IT department operates a subversion service on (aka Contact BRITA for access and new repos.

=Who can get access?

Students and employees can get account and repository(repo). Externals can get an account and can co-administer repos (but not own repos).

BUT!: Each repo is created by IT dep, each group is created by IT dep., each account is created by IT dep. and administrative privileges are assigned by IT dep.


You repo with the name myRepo has two urls:


Once your account is created you can log on and administer the account and any groups/repos you administer. Log on at

You must yourself give access rights to your rep, even to yourself!

Changes are effectuated every 10th minute. So it might take as long as 10 minutes before your changes in the web interface is in effect on the actual repo.


It is possible to get your own page with statistics. Ask for details.

Frequently Answered Questions

My password does not work when I check out for the first time

Repo administrators must give access to repos themselves, even to themselves! Also remember to wait 10 minutes for the changes to take effect.

How can I do the repo world readable?

Add the user * (Everyone) with read permissions. This user will not get write access even if you try to give this permission!

I'm trying to change password, but my password is not accepted.

Passwords must meet 3 of these 4 conditions:

  1. numbers
  2. special characters
  3. capitol letters
  4. small letters

The password must be at least 8 characters long. In addition you cannot assign the same password as used on other UiB systems. This is due to the fact that Subversion stores passwords in plain text in your home directory and you hence should use a different password in subversion than everywhere else!

Tips and tricks

Remove stored passwords in subversion/subclipse

Unfortunately Subversion stores passwords in plain text in your home directory, this is how you remove all stored passwords.

  • If you use Linux open a terminal and type:
    rm ~/.subversion/auth/svn.simple/*
  • If you use Windows open your home folder and delete all files in