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Re: Authentication for Windows

From: Frank Gruman <fgatwork_at_verizon.net>
Date: 2005-06-16 22:40:06 CEST

Hi Betty,

You said you had it running as a service, right?? If you go into your
service configuration (Start > Settings > Control Panel > Administrative
Tools > Services) and find the service you loaded. Open it up
(double-click or right-click > properties). There should be a tab in
there for 'Log On'. This tells the service how to log on to the
operating system. By default, it uses a local system account, which is
bascially unauthenticated and 'root'-like.


Betty Li wrote:

> Hi Frank,
> Thanks for your reply. Yes, I am using "svn://" because my TortoiseSVN
> is on a different machine. Can you tell me how to tell the service to
> log on as the specific user that I give read/write access? I look at
> the options for svnserve.exe but I don't see one?
> Thanks again!
> Betty
> */Frank Gruman <fgatwork@verizon.net>/* wrote:
> Hi Betty,
> I think it hard to give you a complete answer here:
> 1. Not using apache - does that mean you are using svn:// or file://
> for repository access? There would be some differences here. FWIW, I
> don't think you will get two separate prompts (one OS, and another
> repository) from Tortoise. Setting something up like that just sounds
> messy to me.
> 2. If you are using file:// access, then I believe this is true for
> anyone you want to allow to use the system. If you are using svn://
> access, then you can make the repository read/writable by your single
> user, and then tell the service to log on as that specific user.
> Regards,
> Frank
> Betty Li wrote:
> > Hi,
> >
> > I have set up SubVersion on my Winodows 2000 as a service (no
> Apahce
> > here). Then I created a repository and modified the
> svnserver.config
> > file to use my own passwd file. I tried to checkin/out files and it
> > works fine. But I have the following questions (I am not useing
> SSH here):
> >
> > 1. When I checkin/out files from another machine using
> TortoiseSVN, I
> > am not asked for any windows login/password. I am only asked for
> the
> > user/password in my Subversion passwd file. How can I make sure
> that
> > the TortoiseSVN asks for a windows login first (or this is
> impossible?)
> >
> > 2. On the server side, I will have to make the directory of my
> > repository fully accessible (read/write/modify) for EVERYONE.
> Ideally
> > I would like to create a seperate windows user and only allow the
> > Subversion client to login as this user. How to do this?
> >
> > Thanks a lot for your reply
> >
> > Betty
Received on Thu Jun 16 22:41:59 2005

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