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RE: Re: HTTP Authentication by Username Embedded in URL

From: Anne van Rossum <public2007_at_annevanrossum.nl>
Date: Wed, 11 Feb 2009 00:44:22 -0800 (PST)

Thank you Ben,

You are right that they do not necessarily have to type "guest" "guest", but they might also only need to press Return twice, being both entries empty.

This seems to be a very simple thing to do, but because the users are on the "parent" SVN repository the users think that they have to enter their username and password again. (They have to wait, and I have to handle their emails ;-)).

The reason that I use a "daughter" repository is that I develop open-source and the "parent" repository is closed. It's a pity if then my open-source directory on the "daughter" repository still needs an (empty) username and password even though it's empty.

However, I don't know if asking for empty username and passwords is client-side or server-side. I guess it's server-side. So my last question is: "Is it really necessary to have the server asked for a username, or can the server configuration be adjusted?" The svn authentication is done by Apache (not by svnserve). Per-directory access control is done by the mod_authz_svn httpd module.

Now I am reading myself, I think I have the solution! This module allows for this setup in which anonymous access is tried first, and real authentication is resorted to if necessary by:
 * Satisfy Any
 * Require valid-user
I guess this will solve my problem! Hope I can help someone else with it too.

Thanks a lot again.


Received on 2009-02-11 11:34:43 CET

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