Thanks Lieven, your answer gave me much needed info and a good template. I
will look into an OpenLDAP integration and begin plans for our structured
I really hope there will be an official administration solution soon, it is
eagerly awaited :)
On 12/19/05, Lieven Govaerts <email@example.com> wrote:
> This mail won't provide you the answer you hope for, but it may give you
> I'm part of a team of 3 people handling amongst a lot of other things the
> administration of the Subversion repositories. Size of our IT departement
> people ( which is large to Belgian standards ).
> We're currently in the process of migrating all our internal PVCS
> to Subversion. At this time, we trained some 150 developers working on 10
> repositories. In total, we will have appr. 300 users on 50 repositories.
> Most of
> the teams are small, some are 20-50 people.
> We have deployed one central Subversion server on Suse Linux, with
> and integration to the corporate Active Directory server using OpenLDAP.
> SVNParentPath to define the location of all the repositories.
> Clients are almost exclusively Windows 2000 ( we use TortoiseSVN here ),
> some XP
> or Suse.
> We're doing administration of the authorization by hand, by altering one
> svnaccess.conf file. Current time spent daily is max. 15 minutes.
> We introduced some basic principles and standards to help us keep the
> low, in absence of a better ( and complete ) automated solution:
> It seems there is already a regex patch on the dev mailing list. If I find
> some time I'll
> open a discussion there to find out how we can progress on this topic.
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> Sent: vrijdag 16 december 2005 9:52
> To: André Pönitz
> Cc: email@example.com
> Subject: Re: Re: Administrate of hundreds of users, groups and
> 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
> this manually?
> Our solution will be placed outside our Intranet and it will have
> own authentication. Because the developers comes from different companies
> and much of the material must be held secret between projects.
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Received on Tue Dec 20 11:20:59 2005