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Re: newbie vs access control

From: Robin Becker <robin_at_reportlab.com>
Date: 2004-05-06 09:56:04 CEST

Scott Lawrence wrote:

> On Wed, 2004-05-05 at 14:23, Robin Becker wrote:
>>Scott Lawrence wrote:
>>>Yes, I do all the access control in apache using http authentication.
>>>This means that the only (write) access to the repository has to be
>>>through http - no svnserve, no file access (we actually do some
>>>read-only access on the server itself through file access, but _never_
>>>write access). I'd be happy to post examples...
>>That would be great; my understanding of Rewrite is poor. I have a suspicion
>>that RewriteBase is involved in the sort of things I might need to do.
> I don't use any form of rewrite (as Seth Falcon pointed out, that would
> mean understanding and being dependent on how svn does URLs internally,
> which would be bad).
> Known limitations of this scheme:
> 1) All write access must be via https.
> Since we wanted to have no user accounts on the server, we actually
> see this as an advantage.
> 2) Access control is only at the repository level, not the path level.
> We do one repository per project, and that's all the granularity
> we need, so that too was deemed acceptable (I think that if we decide
> we need more that I will do it in a pre-commit hook). We name a
> group the same as the project, and group membership controls
> write access.
> So here's what we do - there are two (ip-based) virtual hosts, which
> both inherit the same user/group rules from the server-wide
> configuration:
> ===================================

...... Thanks for these examples. I was actually hoping someone would
know how to shorten a URL using Rewrite. We have say


I was hoping we might be able to rewrite that as


ie have shortcuts for the most common usages.

Robin Becker
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Received on Thu May 6 09:55:51 2004

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