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RE: Recommendation for path-based authorisation auditing tool?

From: Geoff Field <Geoff_Field_at_aapl.com.au>
Date: Fri, 27 Sep 2013 10:40:19 +1000

Hi David,

I hate to sound like I'm stating the bleeding obvious, but what about just looking at the authz file with a text editor?

It's not hard to interpret if your usernames are sensible. I've recently spent a little while making sure the projects are sorted in a sensible order, so finding particular projects is quite easy (apart from just using the built-in search functions).

Having said that, we use a home-grown tool (written by a long-gone colleague in C# and backed by an SQL database for administration items) for some network administration tasks. Mostly, this is useful as a lazy way of adding or deleting projects. I still use the text editor for modifying user permissions (because it's faster and easier).



        From: David Aldrich
        Sent: Friday, 27 September 2013 1:08 AM

        Hi Mark

          Thanks, that's a very helpful suggestion.

        Best regards



        From: Mark Phippard
        Sent: 26 September 2013 16:06

        On Thu, Sep 26, 2013 at 11:02 AM, David Aldrich wrote:

                Hi Mark

                Thanks for replying. By auditing, I mean the ability to easily see who has access to a specified folder. I think we already have the recording of changes covered. svnauthz_accessof looks interesting, but it reports whether a specified user has access. I would prefer to ask 'who has access?' to a specified folder.

        OK. I am not aware of any tools commercial or otherwise that provide the information that way. If you use groups and have a finite number of them, it seems like it would be a fairly simple script to check each group against the path using the command line tool and report which ones have access.

        Mark Phippard

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