FlexDeploy - Subversion Plugin Guide

The FlexDeploy Subversion plugin makes it easy to interact with source code stored in the Subversion SCM. There is no need to install an SVN client. The plugin uses a Java based API to interact with SubVersion. FlexDeploy allows users to configure Subversion repository connection details in instances which are shared by various projects. The project specific configuration is stored separately in the projects which allows for easy export and tag operations during workflow executions.

  • Create an SCM Instance for Subversion and define the URL, User and Password information. You can also validate the connection when creating SCM Instances.
  • Inside of your projects, select Subversion as SCM Type, select the instance that you created, and provide details like Trunk, Branch, Tag Path etc. which are defined as Groovy scripts. The connection there will bring across your repository URL, username, password and authentication methods.

Supported Versions

  • 1.7+
  • Java 8 is required from plugin version on

Key Features

  • No installation necessary
  • Ability to connect using svn+ssh with private key, http, or https
  • Executes commands using embedded Java API, so no SVN client is necessary.

Instance Properties

FlexDeploy supports creation of SCM instances and the following properties will be configured for each SVN Instance. These properties are available to all operations.

Property Name

Property Code



Subversion URL



Base Subversion repository URL. 

When connecting with svn+ssh the URL needs to follow a certain format svn+ssh://<SVN_HOSTNAME>/<ABSOLUTE_PATH_ON_SERVER_TO_REPO>


  • svn+ssh://svnlp01.flexagon/srv/svn/demo
  • http://svnlp01.flexagon/repos/demo
Subversion User



The user name for connecting to Subversion. User name must have read write access, if you plan to perform tag operations.

Subversion Password



The password for the FDSVN_USER.


The private key file path for use with SSH. Passphrase for private key is not supported.

Private key is generally in .ssh folder of user, which can be flexdeploy application process user or endpoint user (for plugin execution). Location must be same (different key is fine but just with same name and location).

If necessary, you can generate key using (ssh-keygen -t rsa) and put public key in target user’s authorized_keys file, which should be in $HOME/.ssh folder.

Subversion Authentication Methods



One or more SVN authentication methods. For example: Basic, Digest, Negotiate, NTLM (Optional). 
You can specify one or more methods as necessary. For example: if you are using "Windows Authentication" with Visual SVN and only "Integrated Windows Authentication" is supported, use NTLM.

Plugin Operations

The following macros are not currently supported in the footer:
  • style