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Re: Using SASL on a Windows server

From: Simon Large <simon.tortoisesvn_at_googlemail.com>
Date: Fri, 28 Mar 2008 17:25:43 +0000

On 28/03/2008, Mark Phippard <markphip_at_gmail.com> wrote:
> On Fri, Mar 28, 2008 at 5:31 AM, Simon Large
> <simon.tortoisesvn_at_googlemail.com> wrote:
> > TortoiseSVN 1.5.0 beta is built with SASL support and the nightly svn
> > book now recommends using this as the preferred way to secure svn://
> > communications over the big bad internet. In the TortoiseSVN docs we
> > like to include instructions for setting up a server on a Windows box
> > since many small companies are stuck with a single Windows server.
> > However, reading the notes at
> > <http://svn.collab.net/repos/svn/trunk/notes/sasl.txt> does not make
> > it clear how you would setup/install SASL support for svnserve on a
> > Windows svn server, nor do the Cyrus docs themselves.
> >
> > The implication is that you need to build Cyrus SASL in order to get
> > the required plugins to work with the pre-built svn binaries, and that
> > you also need to compile the utilities such as saslpasswd2. For
> > Windows sysadmins that is likely to be a problem (programs are built
> > by developers, not by users) and even if you could do that, you would
> > have to use the same compiler version as was used to build subversion
> > to avoid the infamous dll hell.
> >
> > So, my question is: will subversion 1.5 Windows binaries also ship
> > with the required Cyrus SASL plugins and utilities, is it a feature
> > that just can't be used on a Windows server, or have I just got it all
> > horribly wrong?
> The CollabNet Subversion binaries posted in the SVN 1.5 beta site on
> OCN include the SASL plugins and utilities. Please give the server
> install a try and see if you can get it working. I think you should
> just have to add the SASL config to svnserve.conf, and of course use
> the SASL tools to create a few users. Please post to the OCN forums
> if you have problems so that I do not miss your message.

OK, I installed the 1.5 beta from OCN and followed the options for
svnserve as service (no apache). I now have svnserve running, but
there is no sign of the SASL tools in the OCN install folder or
anywhere else obvious.


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