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Re: Recommendation for path-based authorisation auditing tool?

From: Joseba Ercilla Olabarri <joseba.ercilla_at_gmail.com>
Date: Mon, 30 Sep 2013 06:58:56 +0200

Hi David,
Not sure if your needs could be covered by a 'better UI' for authz file
but, just in case, take a look to this contribution we made some days ago
to the Svnedge projec (and open source project from Collabnet):

Just click in the 'Repositories -> Access Rules' option and see if it meet
your needs.

By the way, just advise this contribution is currently waiting to be
reviewed and approved, so is not included in the current release, but we
hope it would be soon.

Best regards,


Joseba Ercilla Olabarri
+34 902 002 293


On Fri, Sep 27, 2013 at 2:40 AM, Geoff Field <Geoff_Field_at_aapl.com.au>wrote:

> 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).
> Regards,
> Geoff
> From: David Aldrich
> Sent: Friday, 27 September 2013 1:08 AM
> Hi Mark
> Thanks, that's a very helpful suggestion.
> Best regards
> David
> 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.
> --
> Thanks
> Mark Phippard
> http://markphip.blogspot.com/
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