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Re: How to authenticate Subversion with SASL2 + LDAP

From: Pablo Manuel Rizzo <info_at_pablorizzo.com>
Date: Thu, 11 Jun 2009 21:23:27 -0300

Thank you. I'll use apache.

On Thu, Jun 11, 2009 at 21:14, Keith Moore <Keith.Moore_at_securency.com>wrote:

> *From:* rizzopablo_at_gmail.com [mailto:rizzopablo_at_gmail.com] *On Behalf Of
> *Pablo Manuel Rizzo
> *Sent:* Friday, June 12, 2009 12:15 AM
> *To:* users_at_subversion.tigris.org
> *Subject:* Re: How to authenticate Subversion with SASL2 + LDAP
> On Thu, Jun 11, 2009 at 11:03, Stefan Sperling <stsp_at_elego.de> wrote:
> On Thu, Jun 11, 2009 at 10:43:13AM -0300, Pablo Manuel Rizzo wrote:
> > Hey Andrey, first you say it's not possible, now you say it's all
> there.
> > Is something wrong with you?
> I'd say he just didn't know that SASL auth was added to svnserve.
> It's a new feature.
> > Does anybody know how to use sasl to authenticate subversion with
> ldap?
> The book suggests that you read the SASL documentation to
> find out how to configure a given authentication scheme.
> Have you read this part of the svnbook?
> I quote
> http://svnbook.red-bean.com/nightly/en/svn.serverconfig.svnserve.html#svn.serverconfig.svnserve.sasl
> Because SASL provides so many different kinds of authentication
> mechanisms, it
> would be foolish (and far beyond the scope of this book) to try to
> describe
> every possible server-side configuration. Instead, we recommend that you
> read
> the documentation supplied in the doc/ subdirectory of the SASL source
> code. It
> goes into great detail about every mechanism and how to configure the
> server
> appropriately for each.
> Have you tried that?
> Yes, sasl documentation is quite poor, there are no quick tips or how tos.
> I see many people in this list and many others and forums is looking for a
> quick how-to too. If someone in this list was able to make it work and is
> willing to share how, it would be very nice and usefull to publish this
> information somewhere.
> --
> Pablo Manuel Rizzo
> -------------------------------
> http://pablorizzo.com
> -------------------------------
> I tried for quite some time and couldn’t get it to work. We have a ‘pure’
> Windows environment here, so clients are all Windows XP/Vista and the
> Subversion server is Windows Server 2003 R2. In the end I found that
> CyrusSASL is missing so key files on a Windows deployment and therefore it
> is not possible in a Windows only environment. I did see some forum posts
> that got it working with Linux (can’t remember if it was Linux client,
> server or both) but I can’t seem to find the posts anymore.
> The short of it is I couldn’t get it to work on Windows and I don’t believe
> it’s possible (at least with any distribution I’ve used). I believe it is
> possible from/to linux boxes but I didn’t record the details because it
> wasn’t relevant to my situation.
> Its not a lot of help but it might prevent you wasting a lot of time.
> Keith Moore.
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