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RE: Subversion Authentication

From: Patrick Brennan <Patrick.Brennan_at_zaisgroup.com>
Date: Tue, 30 Nov 2010 09:10:31 -0500

This is from the readme file

VisualSVN Server 2.1.4

VisualSVN Server is a package that contains everything you need to install,
configure and manage Subversion server for your team on Windows platform. It
includes Subversion, Apache and a management console.

This distribution contains the following components:
- Subversion 1.6.13
- Apache 2.2.13
- OpenSSL 0.9.8l
- ZLib 1.2.3
- Neon 0.29.3

For more information please visit http://www.visualsvn.com/server/

Patrick J. Brennan
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Red Bank, New Jersey 07701
Phone: (732) 450-7445

-----Original Message-----
From: Andy Levy [mailto:andy.levy_at_gmail.com]
Sent: Tuesday, November 30, 2010 8:48 AM
To: Patrick Brennan
Cc: users_at_subversion.apache.org
Subject: Re: Subversion Authentication

On Tue, Nov 30, 2010 at 08:43, Patrick Brennan
<Patrick.Brennan_at_zaisgroup.com> wrote:
> We installed Subversion on a Windows 2003 Standard SP2 Server box.
> Installed from exe file downloaded from website.

What website? I can think of at least 3 distributions of Subversion
built for Windows & packaged into an installer.

> Chose windows authentication and created top level repository.
> We know nothing about this software as it was just dumped in our laps so sorry about the lack of useful information.

You might want to talk to the people who "dumped" it in your laps too.

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Nico Kadel-Garcia [mailto:nkadel_at_gmail.com]
> Sent: Monday, November 29, 2010 7:32 PM
> To: Patrick Brennan
> Cc: users_at_subversion.apache.org; Stephen Epstein
> Subject: Re: Subversion Authentication
> On Mon, Nov 29, 2010 at 2:42 PM, Patrick Brennan
> <Patrick.Brennan_at_zaisgroup.com> wrote:
>> Hello,
>> We have a default install of Subversion software and our users are
>> requesting Authentication be setup for our Developers Domain group and a
>> Domain group in another sister domain.
> What is a "default install"? A Linux box with RPM's from RPMforge, a
> Windows server with a particular toolkit, or what?
> Any Apache based server that can handle mod_auth_kerb can use the
> underlying Kerberos login names and passwords that Active Directory is
> built on. That doesn't get you "group" management, but it's a starting
> place. Be aware that Linux and UNIX and CygWin svn command line
> clients, by default, will store the HTTP or HTTPS passwords in clear
> text in the user's home directory: this is why I generally refuse to
> use this.
> But if you can somehow prevent such access, or have confidence in your
> users not to use such tools, it should be straightforward to set up.
> Group information and privileges, well, you'd have to give better
> ideas of what you're trying to allow, and what you're trying to
> prevent. And you *really* need to go read the Subversion book at
> http://svnbook.red-bean.com/, focusing on the access control chapters.
> Especially look here:
> http://svnbook.red-bean.com/en/1.5/svn-book.html#svn.serverconfig.httpd.authn
>> We have no idea how to do this to disable everyone from having access which
>> they do now and only give access to select domain groups.
>> Any help would be appreciated.
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