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Re: force author ID other than windows login ID

From: Andy Levy <andy.levy_at_gmail.com>
Date: 2006-03-10 14:05:27 CET

On 3/10/06, Jacob <jacob@go-print.com> wrote:
> Hi all,
>
> I'm using TSVN (via local file:// access) to manage code changes between my
> laptop and PC. I login in to both of them as Administrator. By default, all
> actions in the log show the windows login name under the author field. Is
> there any way to customize the author name?
>
> Everything I have read so far in regard to usernames relates to apache and
> svnserve.

This isn't a TSVN question, but rather generic to SVN itself. You may
have better luck on the SVN users mailing list.

That said, I don't think you'll get this using file:// because you
aren't authenticating to any server - you're just accessing the
file(s) just like you would a Word doc or an Excel file. Note that
ANY user who has access to the filesystem location where the
repository is stored has full access to the repository when using this
access method.

I just tries using the --username switch w/ the SVN command line
client, passing a username that isn't my own, a username that my
repositiory doesn't even know, and it let me look at it (used svn ls
file:///c:/Repositories/Production --username garbage). So I think
you're up a certain creek without a paddle.

You really shouldn't be logging in on a daily basis as Adminsitrator
in the first place. Even if you require Admin rights, you should have
a separate account in the Administrators group for your daily work.
Save Administrator for when you hose your regular account and need to
reset it; otherwise, if you hose Administrator, you're sunk.

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Received on Fri Mar 10 14:05:38 2006

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