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mod_dav_svn + automatic per-directory user authorization

From: m irya <xmirya_at_gmail.com>
Date: Sat, 12 Feb 2011 18:34:05 +0200

The problem:
1) there's a directory on the server containing multiple svn
repositories roots, say /var/svn, with /var/svn/a, /var/svn/b, etc.
being repository roots
2) these repositories are accessed via HTTP, handled by Apache2 + mod_dav_svn
3) there's a MySQL user-password database we need to use to
authenticate access to those repositories
4) at last the problematic place itself: the repository
/var/svn/$username must be accessible (both read and write) only to
those who authenticated themselves as "$username" with a valid
password from the MySQL database

Currently i've stuck with two solutions (both incomplete) from tons of
manuals and how-tos:
a) AuthzSVNAccessFile could be a key to such an automatic repository
-> user binding, but updating the access rights file on changes to
MySQL database looks no way elegant, and will probably become a
bottleneck with growing users database
b) mod_auth_mysql (whatever one) makes it possible to transparently
use the users database in Apache config, but still I'm unable to find
a way to automatically Require user $username for a given repository

Please reply, if someone has an experience with such a configuration,
any ideas/thoughts are welcome.
Received on 2011-02-12 17:34:45 CET

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