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Re: svn+ssh authentication

From: Stefan Binder <stefan-23_at_gmx.at>
Date: 2004-03-10 17:12:28 CET

Ben Collins-Sussman schrieb:

>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 donÂīt
>>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.
>
>
>

Thanks for your fast response!
After i re-read the Subversion-Book, i find the line "if operating in
"tunnel mode", the client will declare itself to be already externally
authenticated."
So if i had re-read the doc again, i didnīt have to bother you. ;)

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