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Re: Windows, svnserve and authentication

From: Steve Williams <stevewilliams_at_kromestudios.com>
Date: 2004-07-29 10:15:01 CEST

It may seem like a silly question, but do you have "[general]" in your
svnserve.conf file? You didn't show that in your original message. If that
line is missing, svnserve will nto read the file correctly resulting in a
read-only repository.


> >-=> I'd like to know if the Subversion server can be installed
> >-=> on Windows 2000 and used to serve clients from remote
> >-=> workstations through svnserve with
> >Hi Anoop,
> >The answer to all your questions is yes :)
> >This should help you get started:
> >http://tortoisesvn.tigris.org/docs/TortoiseSVN_en/ch03s02.html
> Hi,
> I had read this document. If I understood it rightly, svn+ssh uses a
> different authentication mechanism to plain svnserve and doesn't use the
> password file. I was expecting svnserve to use the password file specified
> in svnserve.conf, without resorting to svn+ssh. This is described in the
> first section of the page at the above URL, but when implemented, the
> authentication is not happening. Do I have to restrict user rights on the
> repository folder, thus forcing authentication by svnserve? Currently,
> 'Everyone' has full rights to the repository folder.
> My requirements are as follows.
> 1) The SVN repository should be on Windows
> 2) No Apache
> 3) No SSH
> 4) Simple authentication mechanism (password file is ideal OR Windows
> authentication) as we trust everybody over here ;-)
> 5) Ability to check in files into the repository from remote clients
> from clients not running on the server hosting the repository)
> As the documentation says the repository CANNOT be hosted on network share
> drives, I was hoping that svnserve along with the password file would be
> able to fulfill my requirements. However, authentication is not happening
> for remote clients, thus preventing them from checking in stuff.
> I did check out websvn as well, but to my understanding, it only provides
> read-only view of the repository.
> Thanks again,
> Anoop

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