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Authentication and repo-browser

From: Eric Brown <ericbro_at_gmail.com>
Date: 2005-10-24 20:18:59 CEST


I'm running an svn (1.0.5) server on a Solaris 9 box, with an xp client
(tortoise 1.1.2).

I'm having a bit of a problem getting the bloody thing to work.

I open the repo browser and I get a 403://forbidden error message.

I've got apache running as user svn and group svnadmin

I've got recursive read/write perms through my repository (located at

Here's a snippet of my httpd.conf file

doc root /myserver/home/repos

<location /repos>
DAV svn
SVNPath /myserver/home/repos

#access policy
AuthzAVNAccessFile /etc/svn-access-file

Require valid-user

#how to authenticate
AuthType Basic
AuthName "repos"
AuthUserFile /etc/svn-auth-file

<directory /myserver/home/repos>
AllowOverride None
Order deny,allow
Allow from all

I get an"unable to read .htaccess file, ensure it is readable" error log
message in apache, which doesn't make sense to me, since the AllowOverride
directive is supposed to skip .htaccess files. I'm pointing the URL to
http://myserver.com/repos. Thanks.
Received on Mon Oct 24 20:22:37 2005

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