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RE: Limiting access to a particular repository subdirectory

From: Srilakshmanan, Lakshman <lakshman.srilakshmanan_at_police.vic.gov.au>
Date: Tue, 13 Oct 2009 15:17:21 +1100

Hi Craig,

The only other method I can think of is to use a pre-commit hook.

Hope this helps.

Thanks
Lakshman
-----Original Message-----
From: Andrey Repin [mailto:anrdaemon_at_freemail.ru]
Sent: Tuesday, 13 October 2009 1:12 PM
To: Craig Pendleton; users_at_subversion.tigris.org
Subject: Re: Limiting access to a particular repository subdirectory

Greetings, Craig Pendleton!

>>> We are currently running Subversion 1.4 through Apache 2.2,
authenticating
>>> our users via LDAP and a ?Require valid-user? parameter. This has
been
>>> working fine for us. We are bringing in a third party who will
only be
>>> working several levels deep in the repository and would like to
restrict
>>> their access to these subdirectories only. We would like to use
LDAP
>>> groups to accomplish this. Basically what we are looking for is
the
>>> following:
>>>
>>> /repository/foo (read, write by A, B LDAP groups; no read or
write for C
>>> group )
>>> /repository/foo/bar (read, write by A, B, C LDAP groups)
>>>
>>> I?ve tried multiple <Location> directives (with different ?Require
>>> ldap-filter? parameters) into different parts of the same
>>> repository, with no success. ?Require ldap-group? will not work for

>>> us as it seems to only accept one group as argument.
>>>
>>> Is this possible? If so, can someone point me in the right
direction?
>>> Thank you in advance.

>> Have you considered Path-Based Authorization
>>
>> http://svnbook.red-bean.com/en/1.4/svn.serverconfig.pathbasedauthz.ht
>> ml

> Hi Lakshman,

> Thank you for the suggestion and the quick reply. Path-based
authorization
> would be ideal, but my understanding is that this requires a flat file

> containing path, user and/or group details and cannot query group
membership
> from LDAP. Can path-based authorization leverage LDAP groups? I
didn?t
> find any documentation indicating that it can, so I?m looking for
> alternatives.

> Suggestions greatly appreciated.

I suggest you upgrade your ancient server software and read appropriate
documentation.
http://svnbook.red-bean.com/nightly/en/svn-book.html#svn.serverconfig.pa
thbasedauthz

(Same for 1.5
http://svnbook.red-bean.com/en/1.5/svn-book.html#svn.serverconfig.pathba
sedauthz
)

--
WBR,
 Andrey Repin (anrdaemon_at_freemail.ru) 13.10.2009, <6:07>
Sorry for my terrible english...
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