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Re: Subversion in the classroom

From: anton <anton_at_nezzwerk.com>
Date: 2003-08-01 00:01:19 CEST

Ben Collins-Sussman wrote:

> Greg Wilson <Greg.Wilson@baltimore.com> writes:
>>So, would SVN help us here? Or does it also rely on the
>>underlying file system for access control, in which case
>>we're back to where we are now...
> If you use apache and *only* apache to access repositories, you can
> circumvent all unix permissions issues:
> Use apache as your svn server for all your repositories. From a unix
> permissions point-of-view, the apache process "owns" all the files in
> every repository.
> Then create apache accounts for each student. (No need for unix
> acounts.)
> Then use mod_authz_svn access files to define groups of students, and
> exactly which repositories they are allowed to access.
> Voila, exactly what you want.

or use any of the available apache mods for authentication/authorization
against ldap, database, etc - once again, completely removed from the OS
auth mechanisms.

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