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Re: svn+ssh - limiting access to repository data?

From: Mark <mark_at_mitsein.net>
Date: 2006-12-16 07:18:02 CET

On 12/15/06, Thomas Harold <tgh@tgharold.com> wrote:
>
> According to what I've read, when using HTTP, FILE, or SVN+SSH methods
> to access the repository, the conf/svnserve.conf file isn't used. So
> SVN+SSH users either have all or none access to the repository and you
> have to resort to hook scripts?
>

Nope, that is wrong. svn+ssh uses svnserve and therefore uses
conf/svnserve.conf and the authz settings that can go along with it.

> ...
>
> What I may do for some of the instances (where only a single user needs
> read/write access) is to give the user write permissions to the folders
> and only grant read permissions to the group (and no permissions for
> "other/world").
>
> Which gives me an idea. (Chapter 6 in the SVN Book at red-bean.com.) I
> can setup a central user account for a repository, have the users
> authenticate using public key pairs and then set the --tunnel-user=harry
> option in the authorized_keys file.
>
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-- 
Mark
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