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Trying (failing) to limit access to one user

From: Alan M. Evans <ame1_at_extratech.com>
Date: Tue, 26 Apr 2011 14:26:27 -0700

Sorry for what must be a simple question; I've googled around and
read/followed all the examples and docs I can find. There is apparently
something fundamental that I'm misunderstanding.

Server is running CentOS 5, Subversion 1.6.15, Apache 2.2.3.

We have a company-wide repository that all developers have full access
to. Now the company is bringing in a consultant that is to only have
access to a single directory.

Simple enough...

I added a name and password for the user ("jon") to the password file
with htpasswd.

Added AuthzSVNAccessFile to the relevant section of the subversion.conf
in the httpd/conf.d directory, pointing to the paths file below.

Created a paths file, starting simple with:

    * = rw
    jon =

Thinking that this would retain everybody's access and disallow jon any
access at all.

No dice. jon has full access. If I change the * to my user name ("alan")
then nobody has any access including myself. So I guess that this has
something to do with "anonymous" access, which I understand is allowed
by the wildcard.

I must not, then, understand what anonymous access means because I
didn't think we were using it. Everybody in the company has a unique
name to access the repository and blame tells me who did it.

So what am I missing? What other info can I provide to help figure it

-Alan Evans
Received on 2011-04-26 23:26:59 CEST

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