Sources for the Apache Directory projects are currently managed through Subversion (SVN). For each project you can find a detailed description how to checkout and build the source on the project documentation. This page is just a short overview.
If you just want to browse the source code, you can use the web interface to Subversion. This is current at all times.
Anyone can check code out of Subversion. You only need to specify a username and password in order to update the Subversion repository, and only Directory committers have the permissions to do that. We run Subversion over standard HTTPS, so hopefully you won't have problems with intervening firewalls.
Again, anyone can do this. Use a command like:
svn checkout http://svn.apache.org/repos/asf/directory/apacheds/trunk-with-dependencies
to check out the current version of the server, for instance.
The following table displays the URL of each project, and the URL where you can find information about how to build each project.
Any Directory committer should have a shell account on svn.apache.org. Before you can commit, you'll need to set a Subversion password for yourself. To do that, log in to svn.apache.org and run the command svnpasswd.
Once your password is set, you can use a command like this to commit:
If Subversion can't figure out your username, you can tell it explicitly:
svn --username you commit
Subversion will prompt you for a password, and once you enter it once, it will remember it for you. Note this is the password you configured with svnpasswd, not your shell or other password.
There are also read only git repositories, which are mirroring the subversion repositories.