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Re: How to reset svn password by svn user ?

From: Nico Kadel-Garcia <nkadel_at_gmail.com>
Date: Thu, 5 Mar 2015 09:38:25 -0500

On Thu, Mar 5, 2015 at 2:25 AM, Andreas Stieger <andreas.stieger_at_gmx.de> wrote:
>
> Am 05.03.2015 03:48 schrieb Mohsin <mohsinchandia_at_gmail.com>:
>>
>> >Well, as an example, if your Subversion server is setup to authenticate via
>> Active Directory the user would >change their windows password. If it is
>> setup to authenticate against a text file with names and passwords, >then
>> someone has to edit the text file.
>> >
>> >It depends on the authentication method you are using.
>>
>>
>> We have configured svn with Apache web server (mod_dav,mod_dav_svn) and
>> using DAV method for repository access.
>
> Refer to the documentation for httpd auth module you are using. You change the password the same way as you created it. This is usually named htpasswd, htpasswd2 or similar.
>
> How to make this user self-servicable is out of scope for Subversion as it uses common and adaptable auth methods, including directory services.

Talk to your mod_dav hosting provider. There are a *gazillion* ways to
authenticate Subversion on mod_dav, many of which are grotesquely
insecure. I wonder if your provider might benefit from hopping up here
and asking some security questions if they don't already know? I'd
actually consider "securiing a Subversion service" to be on topic.
Received on 2015-03-05 15:38:57 CET

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