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Re: Administrate of hundreds of users, groups and projects?

From: Ryan Schmidt <subversion-2005_at_ryandesign.com>
Date: 2005-12-19 11:24:39 CET

On Dec 15, 2005, at 17:06, qbase wrote:

> We have been running Subversion for a couple of months, everything
> has worked great. But that been with only a small number of users
> (15), groups(7) and projects(5), It hasn't been too much work
> administrating this, adding users to Apache and editing our authfile
> (groups and access to projects.)
> Now the interested has grown and we are thinking of using
> subversion for many more of our development projects.
>
> We need to administrate Subversion for hundreds of users/groups and
> perhaps thousands of projects. Administrating through config files
> isn't an option anymore. Need an easy and flexible service to do
> this, it would be great if it be project managers could
> administrate the groups them self without taking resources from
> sysadmins.
>
> I know there isn't any official admin tool for subversion, but is
> it planned? If not is there an reliable alternative for many years
> to come? I've seen discussions about connecting OpenLDAP to Apache.
> Would this make it possible to both administrate users, groups and
> access control of groups to projects?
>
> Any other suggestions? This is an important decision for us, want
> to avoid using temporary or propriety solutions.

On Dec 16, 2005, at 09:51, qbase wrote:

> Ok, seems like it is possible to use LDAP to some extent but it's
> not ideal(IMHO).
> How does other large companies or big open source projects like
> Apache administrate their users, groups and ACL? Do they really
> administrate this manually?
>
> Our solution will be placed outside our Intranet and it will have
> is own authentication. Because the developers comes from different
> companies and much of the material must be held secret between
> projects.

I am interested in writing a web-based tool to help administer a
Subversion installation, and would certainly want it to be useful for
people running large installations like yours. But I've only used
Subversion in a small group so far: ten developers, all having the
same privileges in a single repository. What would be some of the
requirements for such a tool used in a larger setup? Your suggestion
that project managers should be able to administer their own groups
is exactly the kind of thing I'd want to know. Any other ideas like
that?

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