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Re: Repository ACL's

From: Daniel Patterson <danpat_at_adaptiveinternational.com>
Date: 2003-04-17 00:20:57 CEST

On Thu, 2003-04-17 at 07:00, Branko ╚ibej wrote:
> Well, it gives me a headache because I /have/ put quite a bit of thought
> into it. ::-)
> Didn't get any coherent results out, though...

Do you have anything written down? I'd like to establish whether
it's even possible or not (I'm getting a gut feeling that access control
and versioning are mutually exclusive for some reason....)

An interesting point in the webdav ACL notes:

* Given Subversion does not know about users, what sorts of ACLs could
  be placed on other non-DAV access to the repository (say ra_local)?
Justin: Greg hints that ra_local doesn't use ACLs as it would be
        possible to just bypass SVN and edit the BDB backend directly.
        ACLs are therefore only desired for ra_dav access.

This kind of hints to me that access control won't work at all over
ra_local without some other kind of backend, so perhaps the webdav
approach is a correct one (or at least, points to the layer where
access control belongs)?


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