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Re: SVN and LDAP

From: James CE Johnson <jcej_at_tragus.org>
Date: Fri, 18 Apr 2008 10:21:33 -0400 (EDT)

Hey Adam,

This got a bit wordy as I was writing it up so I dumped it on my too-often
neglected blog:
http://pteropus.blogspot.com/2008/04/securing-subversion-via-ldap.html

Let me know if you have trouble getting to it (corporate firewalls and all
that). If so, I will go ahead and post it all here.

Hope this helps,
james

> Thank you very much james. I look forward to your solution. I've found
> a little bit of a solution from Mandriva where they modify the
> svn_perms.py file, however as I'm not 100% familiar with the
> additional python tools I'm not 100% sure on how to implement this
> myself in an ubuntu environment.
>
> The other issue that I have with it is, as this is an enterprise
> environment, that sort of customization would prefer to be avoided,
> however I understand that in this particular situation such may be
> required, and I am not avoiding it 100%.
>
> Thanks for your future reply :)
>
> OffbeatAdam
> ---
> "I'm not going to die. I'm going to find out if I'm really alive." -
> Spike Spiegel, Cowboy Bebop.
>
> "Do not attribute to malice that which can be easily explained with
> stupidity." - Hanlon's Razor
>
> On Apr 17, 2008, at 3:55 PM, James CE Johnson wrote:
>> Hi Adam,
>>
>> I'm doing exactly this here in my corner of the world.
>> Unfortunately, I'm
>> running out the door at the moment. I will try to post something of
>> the
>> details for you tomorrow.
>>
>> James
>>
>>> Hey Everyone,
>>>
>>> I have successfully had svn, apache, and webdav utilize LDAP for
>>> authentication...
>>>
>>> My issue, is that I would like to have the ACL depend on LDAP as
>>> well.
>>> We have groups defined in the directory that would not only make the
>>> ACL easy to administer, but also make it cleaner and more legible.
>>>
>>> We have upwards of about 50 to 60 users spread across a number of
>>> groups, which makes the ACL rather large and dissociative.
>>>
>>> Is there any way to have it depend on LDAP groups for access
>>> controls?
>>>
>>> I have searched and seen a few threads in the mailing list related to
>>> this, but they are all ~1yr or older, and was hoping to see if there
>>> were any creative solutions to this.
>>>
>>> OffbeatAdam
>>
>>
>
>

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