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Re: problem authz_svn_module

From: Daniel Shahaf <d.s_at_daniel.shahaf.name>
Date: Mon, 16 Jan 2017 18:48:44 +0000

Henk P. Penning wrote on Sun, Jan 15, 2017 at 10:02:12 +0100:
> Hi,


> but (and this is the PROBLEM) the checkout command prompts
> for a username/password :
> % svn co //svn.science.uu.nl/repos/project.mirmon/trunk
> With the "LimitExcept" lines in the config, the checkout
> command works, although some errors appear in the log
> (see below).
> So, it appears that the 'checkout' command does a
> PROPFIND /repos/project.mirmon/!svn/rvr/64/trunk
> which causes the username/password-prompt when the
> "LimitExcept" lines are omitted.
> -- Does this diagnosis make sense ?
> -- How do I make this work, without the LimitExcept trick ?

LimitExcept is actually the documented recommendation; see
(second code snippet)

The other option is to set two separate <Location> blocks, one for
anonymous users (that excludes everything-but-trunk unconditionally) and
one for authenticated users (that requires authentication for all

> Note :
> -- The server is apache-2.4, but 2.2 appears to have probs too.
> I wonder how authz_svn_module is supposed to work under 2.4
> proper (without the 'old' "satisfy any". Shouldn't authz_svn_module
> set an environment variable in the case "r = *" (anonymous read) ?

I'm not sure; ask dev@?


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