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User Access

From: S I <xiamak_at_hotmail.com>
Date: 2005-09-20 00:18:48 CEST

Can anyone help me with user access please? Am I on the right track here?
Do you see anything wrong with my file? Thanks.

We've set up and are running Subversion under Apache2. In http.conf I'm
# AuthzSVNAccessFile /local1/svn/conf/svn-access-file

In svn-access-file I've created the following:


svnAdmin = me (user1), backupGuy
svnTag = me (user1),
everyone = user1, user2, user3, user4, user5
readOnly = userX, userY, userZ
specific = user1, user3, userY

* = r
@svnAdmin = rw

@everyone = rw
@readOnly = r

@everyone = rw
@readOnly = r

@svnTag = rw
@everyone = r
@readOnly = r

@specific = rw
@everyone = r
@readOnly = r

Per manual:
* if a user's not mentioned at all, no access is allowed.
* permissions are inherited from parent to child.

Q1: In [/tags], does @svnTag's write access supercede the other groups
mentioned, although me (user1) being part of the other groups as well? Can
users be mixed and matched? I would like to restrict 'write' permission to
/tags for everyone except myself.

Q2: Can permissions be expressed per file rather than subdirs? Does the
last entry in my file, [path/specific.file], make sense at all? How can I
achieve per file access? There're couple of files that only a select few
should modify and everyone else be denied 'write' access but only read.

Q3: Once ready to uncomment the line in http.conf to turn it on, could
Apache be running or should I bring it down first? In other words, is the
.conf file dynamic or requires a cycling of the server or Apache?


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