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Re: Accessing SVN repository via Apache and SSL client certificate? Almost there, but something is missing.

From: Phillip Susi <psusi_at_cfl.rr.com>
Date: 2005-05-13 04:44:41 CEST

You want to use the SSLUserName directive to extract a field from the
client certificate and use it as their username. Usually you just use
the common name field from the certificate. Once you do that, I believe
that mod_authz_svn will recognize the user by the common name and you
can specify their access without having to prompt for another basic auth

Christoph Anton Mitterer wrote:

>Uhmm,... I have no idea at all *g*,...
>Currently I've set up the following mod_dav_svn configuration (see
>And what I wanted to do now was,... to take away the AuthType Basic
>stuff at all,... and make the whole autorization / authentication thing
>using the SSL client certificates only (Thought a 4096 bit key within
>the certificates should be much better than the passwords from Authtype
>basic ;) ).
>But my problem is: If I take the whole AuthType Basic AuthUserFile etc.
>away,... I cannot set up my AuthzSVNAccessFile /srv/svn/access because I
>have to use the "user-names" there, e.g.:
>and so on,.. but how can I integrate information from the certificates
>there? And which one (Name, Serial Number, etc) would be the best (that
>means an information that has been signed by my CA Certificate and is
>thus secured to be unique)?
>Thanks and regards,

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Received on Fri May 13 04:47:46 2005

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