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Re: Subversion User Administration Concern

From: Greg Stein <gstein_at_lyra.org>
Date: 2003-05-23 19:34:30 CEST

On Fri, May 23, 2003 at 09:44:59AM +0200, Michael Wood wrote:
> 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.)

There are too many ways to insert access control and authentication. For
example, I just had to add a user to one of my SVN repositories last night.
In that server, I have a line like:

  require user joe john jack doe

Thus, adding a new user requires a (graceful) restart. All of those come
from a password file, but I don't want "any" user. Just some specific users.

What I really need to do is define groups. Then I could require a group, and
deal with group membership outside of Apache. But I'm just a simple man...



Greg Stein, http://www.lyra.org/
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