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RE: Unable to open root of edit

From: Gonia Eric - egonia <Eric.Gonia_at_acxiom.com>
Date: 2004-01-16 23:37:03 CET

What would I put there to limit everything? To require authentication for
even reads.

-----Original Message-----
From: Ben Collins-Sussman [mailto:sussman@collab.net]
Sent: Friday, January 16, 2004 3:50 PM
To: Gonia Eric - egonia
Cc: 'users@subversion.tigris.org'
Subject: RE: Unable to open root of edit

On Fri, 2004-01-16 at 12:25, Gonia Eric - egonia wrote:
> Where would I find this directory: "on the root directory of the update"
> Would this problem not show up in the web browser. I require
> for read access to the repository also.
> I'm not specifying to load mod_authz_svn.
> Attached is my subversion.conf file from httpd.

Yup, it's a problem with your <Location> block. You're using the
LimitExcept option on only 3 of the 4 'read' methods:

      Require valid-user

You forgot to put 'GET' in there. In other words, clients can do
REPORTS and PROPFINDs and OPTIONS requests without any authentication,
but a simple GET requires authentication.

The authorization system happening with mod_dav_svn is simply checking
whether you have "read" access or not -- it *assuming* that GET is a
read action (it tries to do a dry-run GET under the hood to test). But
you've managed to leave GET out of the set of read-actions by accident.

Anyway, put the GET back in, and you should be fine.

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