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Feature request: Hide restricted directories when using path-based authorization

From: Shaun Pinney <shaun.pinney_at_bil.konicaminolta.us>
Date: Fri, 25 Sep 2009 14:24:57 -0700

Hello SVN devs!

When using path-based authorization to restrict users access to certain
directories, we'd like to completely hide top-level folders and their
contents. However, clearing a user's read permission for a folder only
hides the folder's contents - the top-level folder itself is still viewable
even when read access has not been granted. Can a feature be added to allow
top-level folders to be hidden in addition to their contents?

For example, the SVN book gives this example.

harry = rw
sally = r

harry =

We'd like to ensure user harry cannot see /secret with an 'svn ls' or
otherwise become aware of /secret. The current implementation seems to use
the parent folder's read permissions but I'd like a way to have the folder's
read permission to take precedence. A svnserve.conf/httpd.conf option to
'hide folders without read-access' would be perfect.

Please let me know if this is possible and valid. Thanks very much for your


Received on 2009-09-26 02:47:24 CEST

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