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RE: Re-2: administrate AuthzSVNAccessFile with many users and repositories

From: André Pönitz <andre_at_wasy.de>
Date: 2005-07-22 11:15:52 CEST

christoph.baldauf wrote:
> > > I installed in my company subversion, which we want to use
> > > in future as a replacement for Source Safe.
> > > [...]
> >
> > Sounds like a Windows shop ...
>
> Yes, on the Server runs Windows. Clients are Windows and a
> few Linux machines. We don't want to use Source Safe no
> longer, because it's getting very slow and unstable. Another
> Subversion advantage is the support for both OS.

[;-) I still have to fend off a certain external contributor
of us who keeps complaining about the switch to subversion.
The most convincing argument he came up so far is that
he hasn't time to learn to use a new vcs... *sigh*]
 
> > > Maybe there is another easy way to maintain these access
> > > files. I'm open to any suggestion!
> >
> > .. so you might run some kind of LDAP server for authentication.
>
> I have tested LDAP as authentication mechanism, but I choosed
> SSPI module, because all users that should have access to
> Subversion are known to the windows domain and they can
> simply authenticate with their windows passwords. Therefore
> we don't get inconsistencies between SVN access and windows accounts.

I don't know about SSPI, but I achieve the same with LDAP
(server running on some Windows domain controller, the 'subversion
apache' on a separate Linux machine).

> > This is usable by Apache through mod_ldap and you can use
> > whatever tool you usually use for user/group administration there.
>
> I know that authentication is possible, but is the handling
> of the repository acces possible as well?

I use mod_perl for that and it works just fine. See my other mail.

Gruss,
Andre'

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