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Re: svn+ssh authentication

From: Ben Collins-Sussman <sussman_at_collab.net>
Date: 2004-03-10 16:57:23 CET

On Wed, 2004-03-10 at 09:41, Stefan Binder wrote:

> When i connect through TortoiseSVN Client on Windows, it only asks me
> for the ssh-password, but not for the repository password.
> If svn+ssh is used, is the authentication only over ssh, and i donĀ“t
> need a rep. password?

svn+ssh:// is exactly the same as accessing the repository via file:///
as yourself. svn+ssh:// spawns a private 'svnserve' process on the
server running as *you*, the authenticated SSH user. So in that
scenario (just as with file:/// access), the only thing enforcing
permissions is the operating system itself. Nothing matters but the
permissions on the database files themselves.

The svnserve.conf 'passwd-db' variable is only operational when you use
svnserve's built in CRAM-MD5 authentication, over plain old svn://. In
that scenario, svnserve is already running as a fixed user (as a daemon,
or launched by inetd) with complete read/write access on the database
files.

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