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Re: Question on authorization

From: Ben Reser <ben_at_reser.org>
Date: 2004-02-20 20:14:40 CET

On Thu, Feb 19, 2004 at 04:38:03PM +0100, Schmitt, Michael wrote:
> I am looking for a simple solution to set read/write permissions on our
> subversion repositories. Unfortunately, svnserve supports read/write
> access control on the repository level only which is too coarse for our
> project. On the other hand, the Apache solution allows authorization on
> the file level. But setting up a web server is an absolute overkill in
> our project.
> One way out of this dilemma might be a hook script. In particular,
> tools/hook-scripts/commit-access-control.pl.in looks interesting. I can
> integrate it into hook "start-commit" but how about "update" operations?
> AFAICS, "start-commit" handles only write operations. How can I control
> "checkout", "export", and "update" operations made by some arbitrary
> user that connects to our server?
> Are there any plans to integrate fine-grained authorization directly
> into svnserve? Technically, this does not seem to be too complicated. I
> am sure that a simple, efficient authorization mechanism is a killer
> feature for medium-size projects.
> I hope you can enlighten me :-)

I believe something like this was on ghudson's todo list.

Ben Reser <ben@reser.org>
"Conscience is the inner voice which warns us somebody may be looking."
- H.L. Mencken
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