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From "Bert Huijben" <b...@qqmail.nl>
Subject RE: How to change password when is about to expire
Date Thu, 07 Mar 2013 12:26:46 GMT


> -----Original Message-----
> From: Pavel Lyalyakin [mailto:pavel.lyalyakin@visualsvn.com]
> Sent: donderdag 7 maart 2013 13:15
> To: LARRAIN, GUIDO MARTIN (AG-Contractor/5000)
> Cc: users@subversion.apache.org
> Subject: Re: How to change password when is about to expire
> 
> Hello Guido,
> 
> > I'm newbie on Subversion and I have a few questions about some
> particular
> > configurations on SVN.
> >
> > Let me gives you the scenario.
> >
> > We have a subversion installed on a Linux box and its working fine! We
> have
> > some repos there that developers across the company use to store code
> and
> > some other things.
> >
> > We also have SVN configured to use LDAP authentication to allow users to
> use
> > the right repo.
> >
> > But we are facing a problem that when users account expire they don't
get
> > any message saying that is about to expire and then, of course, they
can't
> > login because of that.
> >
> > So my question is if there is a way to configure apache to allow users
to
> > change their password when is about to expire.
> 
> VisualSVN Server can help you here. However it's Windows-only
> Subversion server package: http://www.visualsvn.com/server/. Do you
> have some special technical requirement to install Apache Subversion
> server on a Linux box?
> 
> * If you are in Active Directory environment you can benefit from
> Windows authentication which allows users to access VisualSVN Server
> with their Windows credentials.
> 
> Windows authentication relies on Active Directory users and groups so
> you can manage authorization settings based on existing AD accounts.
> In other words you don't need to manage separate user list. So when
> user's Windows password expires he will be prompted to change on
> Windows logon (as usual, in fact).
> 
> Integrated Windows Authentication, which is available in Enterprise
> edition, enables AD Single Sign-On and improves password security. I
> advise you to check the feature description at
> http://www.visualsvn.com/server/features/windows-auth/.

While (as far as I know) VisualSVN is the only tool that makes it this easy
to setup, you can also use Active Directory as LDAP server with almost every
Subversion server package. (Wandisco, CollabNet, etc.)

And if you setup Apache httpd yourself you can avoid typing passwords by
setting up mod_authz_sspi.
(I think VisualSVN uses a combination of these systems)

	Bert


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