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Re: Subversion User Administration Concern

From: Michael Wood <mwood_at_its.uct.ac.za>
Date: 2003-05-23 09:44:59 CEST

On Thu, May 22, 2003 at 10:13:03AM -0700, Keith Craig wrote:
> 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."

I think the confusion here is that if you never had "require valid-user"
and related stuff in your Apache config for the <Location> corresponding
to your repository, you will need to restart Apache (possibly
gracefully) after you add that, since you're changing the Apache config.

After you have Apache requiring users to authenticate, you will not need
to restart just to add new users or remove old ones.

Perhaps the book could clarify this if it's not already clear? (I
haven't checked.)

Michael Wood <mwood@its.uct.ac.za>
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Received on Fri May 23 09:46:37 2003

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