[lug] setting subversion permissions with apache/mod_dav

Hugh Brown hugh at math.byu.edu
Sun Jan 14 19:34:24 MST 2007

D. Stimits wrote:
> I'm working on a subversion repository on CentOS 4.4, and finally got 
> past some of the SElinux problems. Now it is able to be read from over a 
> web browser on https, and it properly asks for a user name and pass via 
> basic auth (non-SSL can't reach that URL).
> Here's the oddball problem: Using a command line client, it allows total 
> access without caring about user name/pass. It requires user name and 
> pass only from a web browser, but not from the svn client. Here's the 
> config:
> <Location /svn>
>   Options Indexes MultiViews
>   AllowOverride None
>   Order deny,allow
>   DAV svn
>   SVNParentPath /var/www/svn
>   SSLRequireSSL
>   AuthType Basic
>   AuthName "Subversion Repository"
>   AuthUserFile /etc/passwd-httpd
>   AuthGroupFile /etc/group-httpd
>   Require group devel
> </Location>
> Has anyone here ever set up an svn repository under apache mod_dav, to 
> require a password? How did you get the svn client to prompt for user 
> name and password? I even deleted all the temp files from 
> ~/.subversion/auth/svn.ssl.server, and all working copies, so there is 
> no chance of it having memorized a name and pass (and in fact the user 
> name I'm using on the remote machine is different than the name on the 
> server). If I can block access to anyone not having a proper login 
> name/pass, it'll be ready for use (at the moment IP tables blocks all IP 
> addresses except for mine).
> D. Stimits, stimits AT comcast DOT net

Tired of me yet?  The solution seems to be, add "Deny from all" below 
your "Order deny, allow"

Alternatively, you can remove the "Order deny,allow"


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