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CGI script for self-administering password in svnserve passwd files

From: Jonathan Kamens <jonathan.kamens_at_tamalesoftware.com>
Date: Wed, 13 Feb 2008 18:43:27 -0500

(I'm not on the dev list, so please CC me on your response.)

 

Greetings,

 

We're in the process of setting up Subversion in-house, and we want to
use svnserve in stand-alone mode (don't want to use WebDAV because it's
slower than svnserve, and don't want to use SSH because it's slower, has
less access control and requires creating accounts for all the users on
the Subversion server).

 

When we started looking into how to set this up, we couldn't find any
way to allow users to change their own repository passwords. Since we
want users to be able to change their passwords, and since we don't want
them to have to come to us to do it, I wrote a little Perl CGI script to
allow them to do it themselves (so sue me, I haven't gotten around to
learning Python yet :-).

 

Perhaps we were wrong in believing that there was no supported way to do
this. Perhaps someone else has already written such a CGI script which
we simply missed in our search. But if neither of these things is true
:-), then I'm wondering if there's any interest in including this script
as a contributed tool in the Subversion distribution.

 

I've attached the script for your consideration. Any feedback would be
appreciated.

 

  Jonathan Kamens

 

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