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Re: subversion-authorization (other than authz)

From: Lieven Govaerts <svnlgo_at_mobsol.be>
Date: 2006-09-19 20:51:15 CEST

michel.brabants@euphonynet.be wrote:
> Hello,
> I checked on roadmap-site of subversiona nd can't seem to find any plans
> to provide a kind of plugin-system to provide additional methods of
> authorization . This is a point in which subversion is lacking to my
> opinion. I could use apache to direct this, but I don't find this a good
> solution. If I would use apache to limit access, those permissions
> wouldn't be applied when ssh+svn would be used (which isn't the case).
> However, we use trac, which also only shows the content that a user may
> view, based on the authz-file. So, using apache for authorization would
> allow users to view the content through the trac-browse-feature.
> I could synchronize the files manually or using hooks to update the
> authz-file, but I'm not sure if that covers everything (have to check) and
> a plugin-system of a direct ldap-implentation would be better.
> So, are there any plans to implement ldap-authorization and is there a
> planning?
This has been discussed before, but there's no real set of requirements
let alone a design of how that will look like. Feel free to step in :)

Some time ago there was a patch on the dev list which might or might not
do what you want:


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