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Re: How to authenticate Subversion with SASL2 + LDAP

From: Stefan Sperling <stsp_at_elego.de>
Date: Mon, 15 Jun 2009 17:25:22 +0100

On Mon, Jun 15, 2009 at 05:36:06PM +0200, Johan Corveleyn wrote:
> This was one of my major frustrations when trying to get SVN up and
> running for the first time. We wanted to go for svnserve to get the
> last drop of performance out of it (and seemingly simple to set up). I
> lost days and days looking for a solution, why it wouldn't work
> despite following carefully the SASL instructions, ... until I found
> that "known issue" in the sasl.txt file. In the end we switched to
> Apache just for this (I have not regretted it, but just the time I
> lost with that ... I would have liked to have known this beforehand).
>
> The SVN devs could do current and future SVN users, administrators,
> ... a big service by clearly documenting this! Please put this in big
> bold letters in the book: svnserve + SASL + LDAP is not supported.
> Don't let people work on this assumption until they find the small
> print in that sasl.txt file. Please don't act in the book like all the
> SASL mechanisms are supported, because they clearly are not.
 
Thanks for the heads-up. I will try to confirm with others and
get this changed in the book.

Stefan
Received on 2009-06-15 18:26:31 CEST

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