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RE: subversion authentication options

From: Christopher Elkins <chrise_at_esha.com>
Date: 2005-02-24 18:30:25 CET

On Feb 24, 2005, at 11:01 AM, Brad O'Hearne wrote:
> I am using subversion installed on fedora core 3 linux with
> the apache access option. I would really like not to have to
> manually manage passwords -- aside from the obvious admin
> overhead, the notion of managing passwords manually is
> somewhat ridiculous -- having to let someone else know what
> your password is in order to manage it defeats much of the
> purpose of having a password. Anyway, I have run across this
> link from the FAQ:
> http://tortoisesvn.tigris.org/docs/TortoiseSVN_en/ch03.html#ts
> vn-serversetup-apache-5
> which allows authentication against a Windows domain
> controller, which we have. I tried installing this, but it
> appears that this doesn't work on Linux, but only on a
> Windows box. If anyone has a version of this that works on
> linux, or have gotten this working on linux, let me know.
> Are there any other options for letting users manage their
> own passwords?

If your domain controller is an Active Directory domain controller, then
you can access it via LDAP and use Apache's mod_auth_ldap to
authenticate against it.

Christopher Elkins
ESHA Research
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Received on Thu Feb 24 18:38:46 2005

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