I successfully created the Bitnami SVN virtual machine in Azure, and I got it set up with SSH, and I've installed TortoiseSVN on my machine. Using PuTTy, I successfully have gotten as far as editing /opt/bitnami/repository/conf/svnserve.conf, and I've uncommented anon-access = read, auth-access = write, password-db = passwd. I've also edited the the passwd file to add two users. Then I restarted, and that went ok.
I successfully created a new subversion repository using sudo mkdir /opt/bitnami/repositories, sudo svnadmin create /opt/bitnami/repositories/GISapps, sudo chown -R bitnami:bitnami /opt/bitnami/repositories. I didn't get any errors.
However, no matter what combination of username/password I use in the TortoiseSVN Repo-browser, it will not connect to the repository I created on the Azure Bitnami SVN virtual machine. I am using svn+ssh://00.00.00.000/opt/bitnami/repositories/GISapps (where I'm using my actual public IP), as the URL in TortoiseSVN repo-browser. TortoisePlink is actually requesting a "login as:", but like I said no combination of anything works.
Another possibility I thought of was that I need to use the SSH username: bitnami, and then go to the Boot Diagnostics for the VM in Azure to get the password for that uname. I got boot diagnostics set up (had to create a new storage account), and restarted the machine. But there was no password revealed in the log anywhere.
What steps am I missing? Any advice would be appreciated.