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Re: Questions on Subversion

From: Dilip Sundaramurthy <dilip.sundaramurthy_at_nxp.com>
Date: 2007-06-12 12:57:49 CEST

Thanks a million Ryan / Andy.
You people have been of active help, to the SVN community.

Best Regards,
Dilip
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Ryan Schmidt <subversion-2007b@ryandesign.com>
2007-06-12 12:19 PM

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On Jun 12, 2007, at 01:11, Dilip Sundaramurthy wrote:

> 4) We don't access the repository over Apache server. In that case
> how do
> we define users?
> Will all Unix users have access to the repository ? I want to restrict
> only a few users to access it.

If you use the svn+ssh:// access method, usually each Unix user would
be able to access the repository. But if you use the svn:// access
method, then you just write a text file that lists usernames and
passwords. These need not have any relation to your Unix system
accounts.

> 5) When I mentioned," who will administer the Subversion
> repository ?", I
> meant the user/role who will provide access to the users, take backups
> etc...
> For Ex., in SYNERGY/CM, there are two users, called ccm_admin &
> informix.
> Likewise, in Design Sync, there is a user called Owner/
> Administrator, who
> creates the DesSync server, defines user roles & provides access
> rights.
> I wanted to know, who is the user, responsible for granting access
> to the
> repository and performing maintenance activities on the repository.
> Is it the user, 'root', who installed the s/w and created the
> repository,
> responsible ?
>
> Can any user create the repository ?

Subversion has no "special" users.

Presumably you have someone who administers your server, who has root
access. This person would "svnadmin create" the repository and "sudo
chown" it to make it owned by the svn Unix user you set up. That's
for svn:// access. If svn+ssh:// access, then you do it differently.

Read the Server Configuration section of the book for more on these
topics:

http://svnbook.red-bean.com/en/1.2/svn.serverconfig.html
Received on Tue Jun 12 12:56:15 2007

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