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Re: LDAP authentication broke after SVN upgrade 1.1.1 to 1.2

From: Frank Gruman <fgatwork_at_verizon.net>
Date: 2005-06-23 03:43:14 CEST

Silly questions -

Did you recompile the ldap modules with Apache?
If you look in the Apache error logs, what is being thrown in there?

If you let us know the steps you took to 'upgrade' Apache and
Subversion, it will help.


Andrew Arnott wrote:

> Thanks for reading. I really enjoy using SVN and you developers are
> doing great work. I just have a problem with LDAP authentication
> since upgrading to your latest and greatest SVN 1.2, and hope you have
> seen the problem before and can help me out.
> I had an Apache 2.0.52 running under SVN 1.1.1, and my apache
> configuration was using LDAP authentication so that anyone to access
> the repository had to authenticate to the LDAP. It worked very
> nicely. When upgrading to SVN 1.2, SVN warned me to upgrade to Apache
> 2.0.54, which I did. Then I installed SVN 1.2. Now every time I try
> to access the repository I get the authentication box, but when I fill
> in my credentials and click OK, Apache crashes on the server, and the
> client gets nothing. Nothing else has changed but the Apache and SVN
> versions. Can you help?
> Here is my relevant Apache configuration:
> LoadModule ldap_module modules/util_ldap.so
> LoadModule auth_ldap_module modules/mod_auth_ldap.so
> LoadModule dav_module modules/mod_dav.so
> LoadModule dav_svn_module modules/mod_dav_svn.so
> LoadModule authz_svn_module modules/mod_authz_svn.so
> <VirtualHost <>>
> ServerAdmin AndrewArnott@byu.edu <mailto:AndrewArnott@byu.edu>
> DocumentRoot "c:/Subversion Repositories"
> ServerName fhsssvn.byu.edu <http://fhsssvn.byu.edu>
> <Location />
> DAV svn
> SVNPath "c:/Subversion Repositories/fhss"
> AuthzSVNAccessFile "c:/Subversion Repositories/fhss-svn-auth-file"
> # try anonymous access first, resort to real
> # authentication if necessary.
> Satisfy Any
> # how to authenticate a user
> AuthType Basic
> AuthName "Subversion repository"
> # Of the two authentication modes below, the BYU LDAP is the
> # best usually because it means each developer signs in with
> # their own Route Y Net ID and password.
> # Sometimes the BYU LDAP is down, and we must redirect
> # authentication to our own devices. To swap modes, swap
> # which line below is commented out.
> AuthLDAPUrl ldaps://ldap.byu.edu/ou=people,o=byu.edu
> # AuthUserFile "C:/Subversion
> Repositories/fhss-svn-auth-file-passwords-LDAPdown"
> # The fhss-svn-auth-file worries about who gets what access
> # require user ala55 atb32 dcp22
> require valid-user
> </Location>
> </VirtualHost>
> --
> Andrew Arnott
> Web Developer
> Brigham Young University
> "Men stumble over the truth from time to time, but most pick
> themselves up and hurry off as if nothing happened." -WC
Received on Thu Jun 23 03:44:51 2005

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