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Re: Access control inheritance

From: Max Bowsher <maxb_at_ukf.net>
Date: 2004-09-16 14:25:02 CEST

Mathias Hjärtström wrote:
> Hi there! I wonder if there is a way to make Subversion inherit the
> permissions set for access control in the svnaccessfile? Let me explain...
>
> If I for some reason want to protect certain files or directories from any
> access by other users than the approved ones, I just make the necessary
> changes in the svnaccessfile. But if an approved user decides to branch or
> tag the tree using the lazy copy routine, anybody can access the protected
> files on the branches or tags, right? I then need to add separate access
> control statements for the same files and directories on the new branch
> and/or tag.
>
> Isn't there any way to make Subversion inherit the access control
> permissions
> when making a lazy copy, kind of like following the links until the
> original
> file is found and inherit its permissions?

No. This is why we need in-repository ACLs, which are one of the major
features on our roadmap.

Max.

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