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RE: svnserve authenticating against Windows domain credentials

From: Harvey, Edward <Edward.Harvey_at_patni.com>
Date: Fri, 2 May 2008 08:04:48 -0400

You should be using Kerberos. It's not supported till 1.5 is released, which could be any time now.

Until then, svnserve can only do plain-text local files for passwords. But apache can do Kerberos/ldap/whatever.

From: Scott Palmer [mailto:Scott_at_digital-rapids.com]
Sent: Thursday, May 01, 2008 2:21 PM
To: users_at_subversion.tigris.org
Subject: svnserve authenticating against Windows domain credentials

I've been swearing for the last few hours at the horrendous documentation for SASL and how to use it with svnserve.
Please somebody put me out of my misery.

I want our users to provide their windows domain login credentials to access subversion via svn://

So far I know to put this:

use-sasl = true

in my svnserve.conf file.

Then it seems I need a subversion.conf file somewhere.. I think on a standard windows install of the subversion server components this is supposed to go beside the SASL DLLs e.g. beside libsasl.dll, svnserve.exe, etc.

But I havent' the foggiest idea what should go in the SASL config file (subversion.conf). The SASL documentation is useless. Lots of charts about what can go on the left side of the =, but basically zero information about what you might want to put on the right side of the "=".

Am I out to lunch thinking that this would be the most sought after method for using svn:// in a Windows environment?

I don't want to use Apache since I'm not interested in bloating my source control system with a web server and dealing with the configuration of it as well.

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