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Re: svn:author with single kerberos account

From: John Rouillard <rouilj_at_renesys.com>
Date: 2006-07-20 04:35:08 CEST

On Jul 20, 2006, at 00:43, Dennis Shpakov wrote:
>I am setting up a subversion repository on a server that only
>allows kerberized ssh access. [...]
>I replaced the login shell of the svnuser account by a script that
>eventually hands execution over to svnserve -t. To implement per-
>project access control under the condition that the hook scripts
>run in the sterile environment, I made the login shell script
>extract the kerberos principal name from the credentials cache file
>Everything looks fine except that the svn:author property is always
>set to svnuser (which is expected, of course), while one would
>naturally want to have it set to the kerberos principal name of the
>author committing the change. Is there a simple way to do it in one
>of the hook scripts using the same identification scheme as in

Can you have your script that invokes svnserve -t use the principle
name as in:

    svnserver -t --tunnel-user <principle>

that should set the svn:author for you and the hook scripts can see
that using svnlook.

				-- rouilj
John Rouillard
System Administrator
Renesys Corporation
603-643-9300 x 111
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