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Re: Re: Re: Evaluating SVN as a Document Management Solution

From: Andy Levy <andy.levy_at_gmail.com>
Date: Fri, 7 Mar 2008 13:43:19 -0500

On Fri, Mar 7, 2008 at 1:17 PM, Gleason, Todd <tgleason_at_impac.com> wrote:
> When you say "SVN server" are you including all the various svnserve and
> Apache configurations? I know that Apache in particular allows lots of
> different authentication schemes (LDAP for instance), and it's my own
> lack of knowledge here that brings about my question.

No SVN server can control client behavior with regard to auto-props,
global-ignores, credential caching, etc regardless of authentication
scheme.

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Andy Levy [mailto:andy.levy_at_gmail.com]
>
> Sent: Friday, March 07, 2008 10:43 AM
> To: users_at_tortoisesvn.tigris.org
>
>
> Subject: Re: Re: Evaluating SVN as a Document Management Solution
>
> On Fri, Mar 7, 2008 at 12:14 PM, Gleason, Todd <tgleason_at_impac.com>
> wrote:
> > That's not quite what I was asking. What I mean is, can you disable
> the
> > ability to cache credentials on the server end? So the server can
> > guarantee that the user retyped their password every time they
> commit?
> > I'm not as concerned about disabling credentials caching when doing
> > updates, I just am asking if you can guarantee that, every time the
> user
> > commits a document, they specifically type their password as a
> guarantee
> > that somebody else didn't use their workstation.
>
> The SVN server is not able to control client credential caching (or
> any other options which can be set via the client config file or
> command-line parameters).
>
> > The reason I bring this up is that I can imagine people wanting to
> use
> > Subversion as a document management solution in an area requiring 21
> CFR
> > Part 11 electronic signatures (an FDA requirement for electronic
> > approvals where you have to type your userid and password to check in
> or
> > approve a document). Such a system would be very light on process,
> but
> > also very quick (and cheap) to use.
> >
>
>
>
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