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Re: anon write access with author?

From: Andrey Repin <anrdaemon_at_freemail.ru>
Date: Wed, 16 Sep 2009 16:43:44 +0400

Greetings, Justin!

> We run svnserve with anon-access=write to save us maintaining password
> & user lists. However we'd like to be able to populate the author
> field (which is empty with anonymous write access).

You can effectively bind Subversion to many authentication schemes.
No need to create separate userbase.

> We're not worried about properly authenticated users/authors (we are a
> small enough group to trust each other to Do The Right Thing),

It's not a question of trust (i.e. authorization), it's a question of
With a proper authentication, if you see a doubtful/intriguing code, instead
of yelling "who is responsible for this beautiful piece of mindcraft?", you
would just come and ask specific person for a moment of teaching.
Also, authentication will prevent unwanted commits, if by a strange
coincidence your repository would became open to the world.

> but nonetheless we'd like the option to populate the Author field when we
> commit changes as it is useful to see who did what.

 Andrey Repin (anrdaemon_at_freemail.ru) 16.09.2009, <16:37>
Sorry for my terrible english...
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