You'll need shell access to the server hosting your RB.  I think the 
workaround instructions are a bit off, so I'll give is a try with an 

The core issue is that the certificate needs to be confirmed, in my case 
it's self-signed could be other reasons for needing this.  If you can get 
to a command line on the server and run "svn list https://<your repository 
url>" you will be prompted by the command line svn client to accept the 
certificate with something similar to:

Error validating server certificate for 'https://devsubversion:443':
 - The certificate is not issued by a trusted authority. Use the
   fingerprint to validate the certificate manually!
Certificate information:
 - Hostname: devsubversion
 - Valid: from Sat, 17 Mar 2012 18:45:42 GMT until Tue, 15 Mar 2022 
18:45:42 GMT
 - Issuer: Green, Ohio, US, development,
 - Fingerprint: b6:72:d2:51:c3:eb:16:8b:ea:ef:a0:53:07:fa:17:eb:e9:b2:e9:d6
(R)eject, accept (t)emporarily or accept (p)ermanently? p

Responding to the above with p will store the public key for the SSL 
certificate in question in your home .subversion directory: 

Copying that file to your reviewboard installation 
data/.subversion/auth/svn.ssl.server should work around the problem.

You may need to change permissions on that file so that the user your 
webserver is running as has access, in my case the file had read 
permissions for everyone so that step wasn't necessary.

Hope that helps clear it up, if you do not have shell access to the hosting 
server you may be able to do something similar locally and upload the file 
via ftp into the data/.subversion/auth/svn.ssl.server directory.

On Tuesday, January 15, 2013 7:16:41 PM UTC-8, wrote:
> I'm facing the same problem as you. But i can't figure out your solution 
> provided. 
> Can you write the step in more details?
> How to run svn list https://? go to command prompt? Which subversion are 
> you using? 
> How to change the file/group ownership to "www-data"?
> On Wednesday, January 9, 2013 9:05:31 AM UTC+8, Bing wrote:
>> I've worked around this issue:
>> 1. login the server, run
>>     svn list https://.....
>> 2. accept the certificate permanently. 
>> 3. then copy files generated in ~/.subversion/auth/svn.simple(server) to 
>> /var/www/reviewboard(your site name)/data/.subversion/auth/
>> 4. change the file/group ownership to "www-data".
>> 4. now you can add repo in the administration UI.
>> 在 2013年1月8日星期二UTC+8下午10时02分38秒,sojan john写道:
>>> Hi all,
>>> I am also facing this issue on 1.7.1. Both buttons are disabled the 
>>> error log says "Server certificate verification failed: issuer is not 
>>> trusted". The data directory is  owned by apache2 user. I am using apache+ 
>>> mod_wsgi.  It will be a great help if somebody can suggest a solution.
>>> Thanks,
>>> Sojan
>>> On Tuesday, 8 January 2013 13:06:35 UTC+5:30, Bing wrote:
>>>> Hi, all, 
>>>> When I create a new repo (SVN) with https://.... link, the following 
>>>> error message shows after click "Save" button. 
>>>> A verified HTTPS certificate is required to connect to this repository.
>>>> There were errors validating this certificate:
>>>> The certificate is not issued by a trusted authority. Use the 
>>>> fingerprint to validate the certificate manually.
>>>> Certificate information:
>>>> Hostname:
>>>> Valid: from Thu, 03 Nov 2011 23:33:44 GMT until Sun, 02 Nov 2014 
>>>> 23:33:44 GMT
>>>> Issuer: xxxx
>>>> Fingerprint: xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
>>>> Do you trust this host, or do you want to go back and edit the 
>>>> repository information?
>>>> then there are two buttons:
>>>> "I trust this host" and "Re-Edit repository"
>>>> however, the problem is that both buttons are gray. so I cannot click 
>>>> any one of them.
>>>> My review board is 1.7.1.  Anyone can get me help? Thanks
>>>> BING

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