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Subversion User Administration Concern

From: Keith Craig <KeithC_at_VertigoSoftware.com>
Date: 2003-05-22 19:13:03 CEST

Hi folks,

I'm investigating the possibility of using Subversion.

My understanding is that, to change the user permissions to a repository, we need to restart Apache, thereby bringing Subversion down briefly? This is based on a statement from the Subversion book talking about making changes to the configuration files: "Now, at this stage, if you were to restart Apache, any Subversion operations which required authentication would harvest a username and password from the Subversion client, which would either provide previously cached values for these things, or prompt the user for the information."

We have about thirty developers (some in different locations), and it would be pretty painful to alert everyone and have them stop using source control for a few minutes while we add a new user or make a change. (This would probably come up when creating a new repository, when adding developers to an existing project, or when hiring new developers or having developers leave.)

Am I correct? If I am, any comments, suggestions, or workarounds would be greatly appreciated! (I'm very interested in using Subversion based on it's features and design!) Thanks!

Keith Craig
Sr. Software Engineer
Vertigo Software, Inc.
(510) 307-8250

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