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Re: Questions on Subversion

From: Andy Levy <andy.levy_at_gmail.com>
Date: 2007-06-12 14:26:47 CEST

On 6/12/07, Ryan Schmidt <subversion-2007b@ryandesign.com> wrote:
> 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.

Would they absolutely need root access, or just "enough" access to set
things up and/or use sudo?

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