Since upgrading to Fisheye 2.8.1 we are seeing connection failures on all our SVN repositories

Since upgrading Fisheye all the SVN repos are failing to connect with errors similar to the following:

Unable to initialise repository Configuration due to com.cenqua.fisheye.config.ConfigException:Could not access svn+ssh://svn.changeworks.local/var/local/subversion/configuration/ : org.tigris.subversion.javahl.ClientException: svn: E210002: There was a problem while connecting to svn.changeworks.local:22

In the Fisheye log we are seeing errors like:

Caused by: org.tmatesoft.svn.core.SVNAuthenticationException: svn: E215003: Host key ('svn.changeworks.local:22 <ssh-rsa>') can not be verified.

at org.tmatesoft.svn.core.internal.wc.DefaultSVNAuthenticationManager.verifyHostKey(



at com.trilead.ssh2.transport.KexManager.handleMessage(

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Runing "sh ./jsvn ls svn+ssh://repo_url" from fisheye/lib/svn as the fisheye service user (where repo_url is the repository) prompts for user name, password and then gives an option to permanently trust the connection (p).

Hi Peter,

This looks like a SSH issue. You may want to try reimporting your keys per Fisheye's Authentication settings:

Our support team will be able to help diagnose and debug the issue if fiddling with the keys doesn't work.


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