Git on Arch Linux:

git svn init -s https://app.svn.beanstalk.com/repo
Initialized empty Git repository in /path/to/repo/.git/
Authentication realm: <https://app.svn.beanstalk.com/repo:443> SVN    
Password for 'localuser':
Authentication realm: <https://app.svn.beanstalk.com/repo:443> SVN
Username: remoteuser
Password for 'remoteuser':
Authentication realm: <https://app.svn.beanstalk.com/repo:443> SVN

No matter how many times I enter my details, it never accepts them. I have logged in successfully with the same credentials in a web browser. I have also tried this without the -s, and with the --no-minimize-url flags. What's going on?

  • Do you know if it's Basic, Digest, NTLM, or Negotiate authnetication?
    – penguin359
    Mar 2, 2012 at 22:50
  • Pretty sure it's Basic. Mar 3, 2012 at 3:29
  • Did you try svn directly? Did you try accessing the server directly per http? This probably isn't related to git or even svn.
    – JonnyJD
    Dec 25, 2012 at 16:21
  • I have the same scenario using git-svn on windows in the mingw32 shell with Git On my Windows x64 machine I am running TortoiseSVN 1.7.5 with SVN 1.7.3 and I can connect with SVN-cached credentials through both Tortoise and SVN command line yet when I attempt to clone the same SVN url with git-svn I get the behavior described above. Feb 14, 2014 at 22:46
  • Apparently this problem went away for me after I entered my domain credentials (username, then password) 3 or 4 times in a row. Now my git-svn is working against the local svn repos just fine. Feb 15, 2014 at 18:25

3 Answers 3


@DavidAlpert's advice was correct. I fixed this by simply entering my domain credentials (username, then password) 3 or 4 times in a row.

I don't know why, but it worked for me! I repeated this as an answer here since it is easy to miss in the comments.


I've found that it's a bug in the latest version 1.9.0, in the previous one I can successfully authenticate.


I faced a similar issue while using beanstalk. And the issues was really simple-

  • It asks for login user account i.e. [email protected]

  • Then password - Your account password

Then its asks for 'UserName' which is beanstalk username and different from your login email id. So enter your username when it asks for

  • Then it asks for password which is same as your account password.

Do not missed the difference between those 'user account' and 'username' things and get locked.

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