Feature #566

A possible script or plugin to generate subversion compatible authz permission file?

Added by Liang Jin almost 15 years ago. Updated over 11 years ago.

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I have configured the current trunk version of redmine with subversion to be used for our developers/users. Users systems
are synced using pam, nss method outlined in the redmine wiki.

Anonymous users will check out the latest version using http:// protocol. And the developers use SVN+SSH:// to check
out and commit.

However, as many users are using Windows machines and TortoiseSVN, the SVN+SSH:// method does not integrate very well
in TortoiseSVN. You will be asked to enter password a few times in the normal workflow of checkout and commit.

A much nicer way would be to use the Authz permission system along with Apache in the frontend to serve the https:// protocol.

The authz file is quite simple actually, for example:

project1_readonly = bob, bill
project1_commit = bob, barry, brett

* = 

@project1_readonly = r
project1_commit = rw

Certainly, the user list and passwords will be stored in another file for Apache DAV access.

What do you think? Thanks.


#1 Updated by Liang Jin almost 15 years ago

I have written a PHP script to do this right now. And use crontab jobs to update the authz file regularly. However, it would be best to do this in Ruby I guess, since this is a Ruby project.

#2 Updated by Jean-Philippe Lang almost 15 years ago

You can post the php script. I'll see if it's easy to implement it in ruby.

#3 Updated by Toshi MARUYAMA over 11 years ago

  • Category set to SCM

#4 Updated by Toshi MARUYAMA over 11 years ago

  • Category changed from SCM to SCM extra

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