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RE: Authentication With Samba

From: <ed.wittmann_at_fiserv.com>
Date: 2005-06-13 17:59:21 CEST

 Hi there -

what do you guys do (who are using Samba, LDAP, etc) use to control group
access to subversion repositories? I.e. it's not enough to require
valid-user, but group as well. I don't want to have to manage all user and
group info from apache htpasswd files if I don't have to.

thanks!

-----Original Message-----
From: Hughes, Trystan [mailto:Trystan.Hughes@assetco.com]
Sent: Monday, June 13, 2005 11:38 AM
To: Brad; users@subversion.tigris.org
Subject: RE: Authentication With Samba

Hi Brad, thanks for the reply.
 
My company already have SAMBA up and running and all the company employees
based down stairs in my building are using it, although they are on
Windows machines, SAMBA is used to bridge the Linux and Windows servers -
well, thats what I think its there for - i'm not an admin guy :).
 
I already have subversion setup in my office, and we are using Windows
domain authentication (we have a different setup to downstairs) through
Apache to get into Subversion.
 
Tryst

        -----Original Message-----
        From: Brad [mailto:svn@molandernet.com]
        Sent: Mon 13/06/2005 15:34
        To: users@subversion.tigris.org
        Cc: Hughes, Trystan
        Subject: Re: Authentication With Samba
        
        
        Tryst,
            Yes and its far easier than it sounds. The only issue I have
is that users have to enter in the fully qualified domain user name such
as "DOMAIN\USER". That depends on your domain scoping though. But it
works fine other than that. I have the authentication hooked up through
PAM. Apache can authenticate with PAM through mod_auth_pam.
        
        Get your system authenticating first:
        
http://gentoo-wiki.com/HOWTO_Adding_a_Samba_Server_into_an_existing_AD_Dom
ain
        
        And then use mod_auth_pam to get apache authenticating. Basically,
just don't specify a password file.
        
        
        Brad
        
        
        On Mon, 2005-06-13 at 14:38 +0100, Hughes, Trystan wrote:

                Hi all,
                 
                I am about to roll out Subversion across my company and
have just realised that the company users use SAMBA
(http://us1.samba.org/samba/) for its login/authentication process.
                 
                This isn;t exactly Windows domain authentication, so was
wondering if I would be able to let Subversion use Apache to pickup the
users SAMBA login credentials so that they can automatically login (like
Windows Domain Authentication works).
                 
                Is this at all possible?
                 
                Thanks
                 
                Tryst
                
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