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Re: External Authentication

From: Quinn Taylor <quinntaylor_at_mac.com>
Date: Thu, 14 Aug 2008 22:21:50 -0600

I suppose this is slightly off-topic, but still relevant.

I'm in the process of getting this to work myself, with a Drupal MySQL
database. One option when hosting with Apache is to use the
mod_auth_mysql module to authenticate users based on username and
password from a table and columns you specify.

A good link to start with is probably: http://dev.e-taxonomy.eu/trac/wiki/ApacheMySQLAuthentication
    Note that they are applying a patch to make the module work with
Apache 2, which is required for using mod_dav_svn.

You can use the <Location> directive at the top level of an Apache
config file, or within a <VirtualHost> directive.

Best of luck,
  - Quinn

On Aug 14, 2008, at 11:43 AM, David Wolever wrote:

> Hey,
> I'm working on a project-management-type app, and it would be
> _really_ nice to, some how (any how!) get the subversion server
> (either SVN or SVN+Apache) to authenticate against our internal
> database.
> In the past we've simply been re-writing the authz/htpasswd files
> used by svn/apache with each internal permissions change... But
> that's not ideal.
> So would it be somehow possible to ask svnserve to authenticate
> people against something dynamic? Failing that, would it be
> absolutely ridiculous to write a wrapper around svnserve, so
> requests come in like this: client --> our app --> svnserve (where
> 'our app' is a python-based web app)?
> Thanks!
> David
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