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RE: svnserve authenticating against Windows domain credentials

From: Scott Palmer <Scott_at_digital-rapids.com>
Date: Fri, 2 May 2008 12:27:29 -0400

> -----Original Message-----
> From: John Peacock [mailto:john.peacock_at_havurah-software.org]
> Sent: May 2, 2008 11:54 AM
> To: Scott Palmer
> Cc: Greg Thomas; users_at_subversion.tigris.org
> Subject: Re: svnserve authenticating against Windows domain
> Scott Palmer wrote:
> > I can't change the access protocol without breaking the existing
> > svn:externals. It's that simple.
> Why? svn:externals is merely a property that can be edited at any
> to change what path it points at. The sequence would be:
> 1) set up webdav server and confirm that it is working;

I don't want webdav. I don't need it and have no use for it. (With the
obvious exception of following these instructions.)
Of course I also don't understand how step 2 requires it. I don't have
to do a recursive checkout to change the properties on a folder.
> 2) change the svn:externals to point to the new server and update a
> working copy and make sure that works (the main WC files will still be
> accessed via svn://);

This is non-trivial. There are several places where svn:externals are
"pinned" to a particular revision for example. If there are additional
svn:externals under that branch of the source tree then the pinned
revision has to be moved to a tag, etc.
"Can't" was maybe too strong a word. It's just not all that simple.

> Seriously, if you are doing anything with Windows authentication, the
> Apache support is much more mature (and works today without waiting
> 1.5.0)...

I don't know how strongly I have to say it... I DON'T WANT A WEB SERVER,
A full-featured web server is simply superfluous.

I did think of something.. but I don't know if it is reasonable. Is it
possible to tweak the URLs I the svn:externals properties as part of a


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