This article contains descriptions of Subversion-specific fields and options available when setting up a VCS root.
Common VCS root properties are described here.
SVN Connection Settings
Specify the SVN URL that points to the project sources.
Specify the SVN username.
Specify the SVN password.
You can specify an alternative Subversion configuration directory, or use the default one (recommended). This setting also applies to agent-side checkout. TeamCity does not store authentication in SVN configuration directory, but can read settings stored there.
Use default configuration directory
Enable this option to make this the default configuration directory for the SVN connection.
Select one of the following options to control the SVN externals processing.
HTTPS Connections: Accept non-trusted SSL certificates
If enabled, TeamCity is able to connect to SVN servers without properly signed SSL certificate.
Private Key File Path
Specify the full path to the file that contains the OpenSSH-formatted private key.
You can also specify an SSH key uploaded to TeamCity
Private Key File Password
Enter the password to the SSH private key.
Specify the port used by SSH.
Only the OpenSSH format is supported for the key. The key in a format unsupported by TeamCity has to be converted to the OpenSSH format (for example, a Putty private key (
*.ppk) can be converted using
PuTTYgen.exe: see Conversions | Export OpenSSH key).
Checkout on agent settings
Working copy format
Select the format of the working copy. Available values for this option are 1.4 through 1.8 (current default).
Revert before update
If the option is selected, then TeamCity always runs the
Specify a newline-delimited set of rules that defines the structure of the repository. See the detailed format description for more details.
Authentication for SVN externals
TeamCity does not allow specifying SVN externals authentication parameters explicitly, in user interface. To authenticate on the SVN externals server, the following approaches are used:
authenticate using the same credentials (username/password) as for the main repository
authenticate without explicit username/password. In this case, the credentials should be already available to the svn process (usually, they stored in subversion configuration directory). So, this require setting correct "Configuration Directory" or "Default Config Directory" option under SVN Connection Settings
When TeamCity has to connect to a SVN external, it uses the following sequence:
if the SVN external URL has the same prefix as the main repository (there is a match > 20 characters), TeamCity tries the main repository credentials first, and in case of a failure tries to connect without the username/password (so they picked up from SVN configuration directory)
if the SVN external URL noticeably differs from the main repository, TeamCity tries to connect without the username/password, and in case of a failure, tries using the credentials from the main repository
Sometimes, the SVN checkout operation for remote SVN servers may fail with an error like
svn: E175002: timed out waiting for server. Usually this can happen due to network slowness or the SVN server overload.The timeout values for the connection and for read operations can be configured.
Connection timeout is applied when TeamCity creates a connection to the SVN server. The default timeout for this operation is 60 seconds, and can be specified via the
teamcity.svn.connect.timeout property, in seconds.
The value of the property is set differently for server-side checkout and agent-side checkout:
The read timeout is used when a connection with the SVN server is established, and TeamCity is waiting for the data from the server. The value of the timeout depends on the SVN server access protocol.
Subversion server access via HTTP/HTTPS (both server/agent)
For HTTP read timeout TeamCity uses the
http-timeout setting specified in the
servers file in the Subversion configuration directory. On Win32 systems, this directory is typically located the Application Data area of the user's profile directory. On Unix/Mac, this directory is usually named
$HOME/.subversion for the user account who runs the TeamCity server/agent.
If not specified, the default value for the timeout is 1 hour.
Subversion server access via svn:// or svn+ssh://
In this case, the read timeout can be specified in seconds via the TeamCity
teamcity.svn.read.timeout internal property. The default value is 30 minutes.
The value of the property is set differently for a server-side checkout and agent-side checkout:
TeamCity ignores changes in the
svn:mergeinfo properties and does not consider a directory changed if only these properties are modified in a given commit.
You can alter the list of ignored SVN properties via the TeamCity internal property
teamcity.svn.ignorable.properties. The value of this property is a comma-separated list of SVN properties; the default value is