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Re: Subversion: existing users

From: Les Mikesell <lesmikesell_at_gmail.com>
Date: Tue, 19 Jul 2011 22:43:06 -0500

On 7/19/11 9:30 PM, Andy Canfield wrote:
> For example, I am on a Linux box named Lenny, logged in as 'andy'. I can ssh to
> hk.pimco.mobi as user 'andy', password 'psuedo'. But I don't want to. Instead, I
> would like to run the command:
> svn ... http://hk.pimco.mobi/svn/RepoName --username=andy --password=psuedo
> I would expect this to work, with svnserver on hk.pimco.mobi having been run at
> boot time and /var/svn/RepoName being a valid Subversion repository. This
> requires that svnserve be pointed to a svnserve.conf file which validates users
> based on their standard *nix login names and passwords.

If you are going to use an 'http://url' then you have to be running an apache
with mod_dav_svn at the respository, not svnserve. Apache has a whole different
set of authentication concepts - some of which might mesh better with what you
want to do, and especially so if you have other web services where you'll use
the same accounts. You can make svnserve do it, but you need to maintain
separate plain-text copy of the password.

    Les Mikesell
Received on 2011-07-20 05:44:16 CEST

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