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Subversion access control

From: Andy Canfield <andy.canfield_at_pimco.mobi>
Date: Sun, 17 Jul 2011 13:06:21 +0700

We are running svnserve on a Mac OS X.

I can not get the subversion server to control access. I executed the
server by this command:
* /usr/bin/svnserve --daemon --root=/var/svn
As long as file /var/svn/config/svnserve.conf contains the original line:
* # anon-access = read*
this command works:
* svn info svn://localhost/sample*
Of COURSE I don't want random hackers to have read access to my source
code !!!!!
As soon as that line is changed to
* anon-access = none*
the error message comes back:
* svn: No access allowed to this repository*

(By the way, I originally changed the "#" to a space and got an error on
that line. Apparently the keyword MUST start in the first column.)

I have added this line to 'passwd' -
* andy = canfield*
I have added these lines to 'authz' -
* [/sample]
     andy = rw*
The documentation for 'svn' says that if you don't give a user name and
password you will be prompted for them. I have never under an
circumstances been prompted. Even this command fails with the same error
* svn info --username=andy --password=canfield svn://localhost/sample*
Received on 2011-07-17 11:01:26 CEST

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