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Re: permissions and self-signed ssl keys for access

From: Chris Rose <offby1_at_gmail.com>
Date: 2005-02-12 20:21:41 CET

You and me both :)

I think that you're describing precisely the setup I fought tooth and
nail to get working on this end. I had the additional problem,
though, of wanting to keep the repository open to my login user as
well for file:// access.

Here's a rough outline of what I had to do, but you'll want to do some
googling to go with it.

First: I have a repository directory under $HOME (your mileage may
vary). This directory, call it $REPOBASE, is where all of my various
repositories go. So, in it I have $REPOBASE/repo1, $REPOBASE/repo2,

This is set to my-user:www-user, permissions drwsrwsr-t

Each repository subdirectory in it is created with just

$ svnadmin create $REPOBASE/repo-new

and then I have to do

$ chmod -R g+w $REPOBASE/repo-new

This allows the www-user access. However, if the user for the
repository was www-user as well, then it would not be necessary.

As far as the Apache setup goes, just follow the red book. It's
pretty simple to make it work without SSL, I had that part up and
running as soon as I worked out the permissions issue.

To set up apache for ssl access is easily the hardest part. I'd offer
to help, but I still get flashbacks :) That, and I don't remember the
specific steps. Another reader of this list is writing a book on SVN
and has some amazingly helpful information in one of the appendices on
the subject, it's what I used. Perhaps he'll send you those.

On Fri, 11 Feb 2005 12:18:38 -0500, dave <dmehler26@woh.rr.com> wrote:
> Hello,
> I've been using svn for a while for local projects. Lately i've been
> busy but have finally got back to this, i have to now network my server. I'm
> using FreeBSD 5.3 and apache2. I've set up a repository and given it owner
> and group of www which the apache user runs as. What i'd like to do is
> create a repository, all of which are under a specific area, and have
> permissions and group ownerships asigned automatically. I'm going to be
> creating several dozen repositories and manually changing everything could
> get tedious. I've set up blanket access control for write access and
> anonymous users can do readonly operations, but for transmitting passwords
> i'd like to have that done over ssl so the password is not cleartext.
> Thanks.
> Dave.
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