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Re: Web Interfaces (was Re: Newbie Questions)

From: Ximon Eighteen <ximon.eighteen_at_int.greenpeace.org>
Date: 2006-01-10 09:36:34 CET

Holger Stratmann wrote:
> Ximon Eighteen wrote:
>>> access permissions in ViewVC?
>> It doesn't.
> Ah. Good to know :-(
>> I hacked my ViewCVS ...... using Apache to enforce access controls by
>> URL and using Python code
> Hmm - are you sure there's no way to "circumvent" path based access? I
> had this problem with WebSVN 1.x before it supported path based access:
> You could still access files if you just passed the correct parameters!

Possibly, but I modified ViewCVS to not serve content, history or file
properties or anything without a permissions check first so I doubt it
could be done through a ViewCVS URL - but like I say below I'm not
saying it was production quality.

> is exactly the reason I don't want to "hack" stuff like that myself.
> Producing "production quality" code that can be committed involves a
> rather large overhead ("do I REALLY know what I'm doing?"), doing it
> just for yourself causes lots of headaches in the long run...

Completely agreed. In our case the 'hack' was acceptable, but it was not
fully tested and probably not secure - but the people we were aiming the
controls at would not have breached it.


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