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From Nico Kadel-Garcia <>
Subject Re: svn Farm
Date Fri, 08 Oct 2010 00:19:32 GMT
On Thu, Oct 7, 2010 at 12:18 PM, jehan procaccia
<> wrote:
>  Le 06/10/2010 17:06, Siva Kumar a écrit :
>>> I need to provide svn service to many small groups of students.
>>> I'am looking for a tool that would help industrialize managment of
>>> repositories.
>>> I don't want to issue hundreds of "svn create", "vi authz" , edit ssh
>>> keys
>>> for svn+ssh access etc ...
>>> Are there such  tools already existing  ?
>> Subversion Edge( might fit your
>> bill.
> good point !
> I've installed and run it, looks good.
> but now I need to find a way to link my ldap users to svn roles/authz , I
> still can't find how to do that wihout creating csvn local accounts for all
> my users :-( ... !?

Unless you can guarantee that they will not use Linux or UNIX based
clients, don't even consider this. The problem is that the Linux and
UNIX clients, by default, continue to store passwords in clear text.
They whinge about it now before storing it, but it's still an issue.

Is there any reason you use 'svn' access, rather than HTTPS? The
mod_dav_svn module works well, even though I detest the clear text
password problem.

There remains no good GUI or published toolkit for svn+ssh access
configuration. This is one of Subversion's profound deficits, combined
with the password issues with the Linux/UNIX clients.  Various
companies and groups have internal kits, including Sourceforge, but
I've never seen their tools published.

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