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Re: Questions about Subversion...

From: Ivan Zhakov <ivan_at_visualsvn.com>
Date: Tue, 8 Jul 2008 12:47:50 +0400

On Tue, Jul 8, 2008 at 7:30 AM, Rory Clark <roryslists_at_clarkzoo.org> wrote:
> Integration of Subversion with LDAP and ActiveDirectory for authentication
> of users. I see in the Red-Bean book that system accounts over SSH on
> SVNSERVE are supported, but does this apply to ActiveDirectory on Windows
> based installations as well? It looks like we would need to run an Apache
> web server for this, even on Windows. Is this correct?
VisualSVN Server 1.5 [1] supports authentication for Active Directory users.

> Does SVN support the ability to apply policies over directories? For
> example, can I limit access to specific directories under the tree to
> different groups with different levels reading and writing capabilities? Can
> I take it one step further and lock down the tree and prevent commits to it,
> like in the situation where we have a release candidate and we don't want
> anyone making unapproved check-ins?
Yes, Subversion (and VisualSVN Server of course) supports security
policies for directories. Check "Per-Directory Access Control" chapter
in SVN book [2] or use VisualSVN Server management console to
configure them.

[1] http://www.visualsvn.com/server/
[2] http://svnbook.red-bean.com/en/1.4/svn.serverconfig.httpd.html#svn.serverconfig.httpd.authz.perdir

Ivan Zhakov
VisualSVN Team
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