Apache/SVN connector failure

Where do I start to trace or otherwise debug what might be going wrong?

I use the following to perform a svn commit from my test client:

$ svn commit --username svndev1 --password svndev1 -m "Test commit"
Authentication realm: <http://172.30.74.161:80> Atlassian Crowd

So at least it thinks it should be authenticating against Crowd!

From the httpd/error_log I see:

[Tue May 21 12:24:03 2013] [error] [client 10.20.3.133] user svndev1: authentication failure for "/repos/!svn/me": Password Mismatch
[Tue May 21 12:24:03 2013] [error] [client 10.20.3.133] user svndev1: authentication failure for "/repos/!svn/me": Password Mismatch

And from the httpd/access_log I see:

10.20.3.133 - - [21/May/2013:12:24:02 +0000] "OPTIONS /repos/mytestproj/configurations HTTP/1.1" 200 185 "-" "SVN/1.7.5 neon/0.29.6"
10.20.3.133 - - [21/May/2013:12:24:02 +0000] "POST /repos/!svn/me HTTP/1.1" 401 480 "-" "SVN/1.7.5 neon/0.29.6"
10.20.3.133 - svndev1 [21/May/2013:12:24:02 +0000] "POST /repos/!svn/me HTTP/1.1" 401 480 "-" "SVN/1.7.5 neon/0.29.6"
10.20.3.133 - svndev1 [21/May/2013:12:24:03 +0000] "POST /repos/!svn/me HTTP/1.1" 401 480 "-" "SVN/1.7.5 neon/0.29.6"

Are there any flags that I can use to create more verbose logging/tracing from the Crowd connector?

I don't yet have access to the server running Crowd (other than the web console that allowed me to setup the application). I am trying to get that so when I do where are the logs I should look at?

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Hi David,

You can increase the Crowd's log level as per described here:
- https://confluence.atlassian.com/display/CROWD/Logging+and+Profiling

I'm really not sure if I will be able to help with this question, but the error is happening due password mismatch. Can you make sure that Crowd is not enforcing all the characters to lower case as mentioned in this page?
- https://confluence.atlassian.com/display/CROWD/Enforcing+Lower-Case+Usernames+and+Groups+for+an+Application

Best regards,
Lucas Timm

CrowdAcceptSSO Off

CrowdBasicAuthEncoding UTF-8

adding to dav_svn.conf

solves my problem

ref : https://confluence.atlassian.com/display/CROWD/Integrating+Crowd+with+Apache

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