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svnserve not authenticating users...

From: Melikian, Chris <Chris.Melikian_at_uk.fid-intl.com>
Date: 2006-03-21 17:33:47 CET

We have a svn repository created using the Solaris 8 1.2.3 pre-built
binaries available from
ftp://ftp.sunfreeware.com/pub/freeware/sparc/8/subversion-1.2.3-sol8-sparc-l
ocal.gz
<ftp://ftp.sunfreeware.com/pub/freeware/sparc/8/subversion-1.2.3-sol8-sparc-
local.gz> . We have configured the svnserve.conf file like this:-

[general]
### These options control access to the repository for unauthenticated
### and authenticated users. Valid values are "write", "read",
### and "none". The sample settings below are the defaults.
anon-access = read
auth-access = write
### The password-db option controls the location of the password
### database file. Unless you specify a path starting with a /,
### the file's location is relative to the conf directory.
### Uncomment the line below to use the default password file.
password-db = passwd
### This option specifies the authentication realm of the repository.
### If two repositories have the same authentication realm, they should
### have the same password database, and vice versa. The default realm
### is repository's uuid.
realm = My Realm

and the passwd file as

### This file is an example password file for svnserve.
### Its format is similar to that of svnserve.conf. As shown in the
### example below it contains one section labelled [users].
### The name and password for each user follow, one account per line.

[users]
user = password
user2 = password2

We start subversion using

        svnserve -d -r /opt/devtools/sourceRepositories/svn/repository

When we connect via svnserve using the svn:// url we are never authenticated
on a commit. This same configuration works with my local svn setup.

Can anyone tell me why the authentication doesn't work? My suspicion is with
the pre-built binaries...

Any help greatly appreciated!

Cheers, Chris.
Received on Tue Mar 21 17:39:52 2006

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