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Re: an SVN "quick start" guide

From: Ben Collins-Sussman <sussman_at_collab.net>
Date: 2005-01-12 16:46:15 CET

On Jan 11, 2005, at 11:09 AM, Robert P. J. Day wrote:

> On Tue, 11 Jan 2005, Ben Collins-Sussman wrote:
>
>>
>> On Jan 11, 2005, at 10:54 AM, Robert P. J. Day wrote:
>>>
>>> 4) for each repo, "conf/svnserve.conf" file:
>>>
>>> [general]
>>> password-db = passwd
>>> realm = Whatever
>>
>> Don't forget to explain what "realm" means here, and why's important
>> for repositories to share (or not share) realm values.
>
> for now, to keep things simple, i was going to suggest just defining
> the realm as the name of the repository, as the repos will be
> independent enough that each should have its own authentication. is
> that a reasonable approach?
>
>

Sure, that's safe and reasonable.

But if two repositories share the same password-db, they really ought
to have the same realm too. The realm is the 'key' by which the client
caches passwords.

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