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New to Subversion: Auth setup problem

From: David Southwell <david_at_vizion2000.net>
Date: 2007-08-14 12:07:23 CEST

Hi
I am new to subversion and have hit a problem - if anyone feels like helping
it would be much appreciated.

I have set up subversion to run with apache.
Versions:

apache-2.2.4_2
subversion-1.4.4_1

I can connect remotely from a client to the server, using name|password
combination so authentication appears to work fine but authorization is
failing.

This is a new repository as can be seen from the output of the
svnlook. An initial import attempt from the client fails with the client
reporting" RA Layer request failed"and "403 forbidden" error from the server.

Clearly I have something wrong in my authorization set up. Can anyone point me
in the right direction?

I have chosen to use an SVNParentPath configuration for multiple repositories
to exist under the same "root" with all repositories sharing the same
AuthzSVNAccessFile.
I have made all repository paths owner:group www:www

 
1. Here are my entries in  hhtp.conf
##### Modules include
LoadModule dav_module libexec/apache22/mod_dav.so
LoadModule dav_svn_module     libexec/apache22/mod_dav_svn.so
LoadModule authz_svn_module   libexec/apache22/mod_authz_svn.so
##### Location entry:
<Location /svnhome>
        DAV svn
        SVNParentPath /usr2/svnhome
        SVNListParentPath on
# Access control Policy
        AuthzSVNAccessFile /usr/local/etc/apache22/Authz_svnhome

# try anonymous access first, resort to authentication
# if necessary
       
        Require valid-user
        AuthType Basic
        AuthName "Svn Repository"
        AuthUserFile /usr/local/etc/apache22/svn-auth-methusela_02
       
</Location>
CustomLog       /usr/local/etc/apache22/svn_logfile "%t %u %{SVN-ACTION}e"
env=SVN-ACTION      
#####

2. My AuthzSVNAccessFile
#####
AuthzSVNAccessFile /usr/local/etc/apache22/Authz_svnhome
[/]
* = r
[/usr2/svnhome]
* =r
[project_meth: /usr2/svnhome/project_meth]
david = rw
test = r
#####

3. Output from svnlook
#####
svnlook info /usr2/svnhome/project_meth

2007-08-13 03:09:11 -0700 (Mon, 13 Aug 2007)
0
#####

4. http-error.log
#####
httpd-error.log
[Mon Aug 13 09:30:04 2007] [error] [client 192.168.15.1] Access
denied: 'david' MKACTIVITY project_meth:
#####

5. svn_logfile
#####
[13/Aug/2007:08:49:56 -0700] david list-dir '/'
[13/Aug/2007:08:51:47 -0700] david list-dir '/'
#####

6.I have made no changes to the files created by the svnadmin create command
apart from svnserve.conf which reads:
########
anon-access = read
auth-access = write
password-db = /usr/local/etc/apache22/svn-auth-methusela_02
authz-db = /usr/local/etc/apache22/Authz_svnhome.
#######

All help appreciated
Thanks in advance
david

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