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Re: svnserve authentication without passwd file

From: Florian Pose <florian_at_keenkiwi.de>
Date: 2006-03-09 21:30:04 CET

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Ryan Schmidt wrote:
>> When there is no need for the strong encryption SSH provides, why then
>> burden the server with the extra load?
>
> Because, aside from the benefit of ssh encryption, or the drawback of
> extra cpu cycles, depending on how you see it, svn+ssh also provides the
> feature you asked for: authentication via system user accounts.

That's why I used it that way, at least up to now.

Does svnserve just assume the current system user is authenticated when
it is called with the -t option?

>> Since the repository is used only in the intranet (or from outside
>> through VPN), the Apache solution is not really interesting for me.
>
> We use Apache to serve our repository which is only usually accessed
> internally within our company. Why do you think this configuration isn't
> relevant? We find it very handy to be able to set up Apache to
> authenticate to our LDAP server, which is the same LDAP server we use
> within the base OS for user account authentication. And our
> administrators already know how to administer an Apache server. I'm sure
> we also could have used the svn+ssh setup but since we're a web
> development shop the Apache solution was the most natural for us.

Ok, sounds really handy indeed. Nevertheless I have neither an LDAP
server for authentication, nor an Apache server running so far. So for
me, the straight-forward solution is the one with svnserve (resp.
svnserve/SSH).

Best regards,
Florian

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