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Re: mod_authz_svn: cannot restrict access to subdirectories

From: Ryan Schmidt <subversion-2007b_at_ryandesign.com>
Date: 2007-06-28 23:50:02 CEST

On Jun 28, 2007, at 08:04, Christoph Ludwig wrote:

> I am using mod_authz_svn 1.3.1 installed from the libapache2-svn
> package of
> Ubuntu 6.06. I want to give a group of colleagues from other
> institutions full
> access through https to some directory /trunk/a/b in one of our
> repositories,
> but not to the its parent directories.
>
> I found after some googling that I have to give them read access at
> least to
> the repository's top level directory / or any access to /trunk/a/b
> is denied.
> I can live with that since the top level directory contains nothing
> I want to
> protect. But I don't want them to read the intermediate directory
> /trunk/a. However, all my attempts to refuse them access failed.
>
> Below are the relevant parts of my apache configuration and of the
> authz. Can
> anyone give me apointer what's wrong?

According to the change log, that was fixed in Subversion 1.3.2. You
should upgrade, preferably to the current version, 1.4.4.

http://svn.collab.net/repos/svn/trunk/CHANGES

> Version 1.3.2
[snip]
> * fixed: authz requires read access for root for writes (issue
> #2486)

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