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From <Benjamin.Ort...@wellsfargo.com>
Subject On commit attempt, Server sent unexpected return value (403 Forbidden) in response to CHECKOUT
Date Fri, 31 Dec 2010 16:04:02 GMT
I'm trying to integrate a SVN Authz authorization file with apache configuration files to provide
a solution for not just directory level restrictions, but also file level restrictions. It's
my understanding that the SVN Authorization file is not capable of handling file-specific
restrictions, only directory level.

The SVN Authz file is set up and i'm able to use it with absolutely no issues what-so-ever.
If I switch to using just the Apache Conf file by itself, it works exactly as expected with
no issues. But if I combine them I get something very weird. Everything works just fine, except
the trying to commit the file that was restricted by the following Location/Limit:

<Location "/subversion/repo/*/*/*/folder/structure/RestrictedFile">
<Limit PUT>
Require user my_username
</Limit>
</Location>

I'm able to view, update, and checkout the file, and am able to do anything (checkout, commit,
etc) to other files in the same directory, but when I attempt perform a commit of changes
to the "RestrictedFile", I get the following error:
Error: Commit failed (details follow):
Error: Server sent unexpected return value (403 Forbidden) in response to CHECKOUT
Error: request for '/subversion/repo/!svn/ver/110/folder/structure/RestrictedFile'

the apache access log file gives me the following:
ip_address - - [30/Dec/2010:15:49:58 -0600] "OPTIONS /subversion/repo/folder/structure HTTP/1.1"
401 1337
ip_address - my_username [30/Dec/2010:15:49:59 -0600] "OPTIONS /subversion/repo/folder/structure
HTTP/1.1" 200 -
ip_address - my_username [30/Dec/2010:15:49:59 -0600] "PROPFIND /subversion/repo/folder/structure
HTTP/1.1" 207 816
ip_address - my_username [30/Dec/2010:15:49:59 -0600] "OPTIONS /subversion/repo/folder/structure
HTTP/1.1" 200 195
ip_address - my_username [30/Dec/2010:15:49:59 -0600] "MKACTIVITY /subversion/repo/!svn/act/71f51505-a174-8349-ab61-843f80a40f8f
HTTP/1.1" 201 234
ip_address - my_username [30/Dec/2010:15:49:59 -0600] "PROPFIND /subversion/repo/!svn/vcc/default
HTTP/1.1" 207 414
ip_address - my_username [30/Dec/2010:15:49:59 -0600] "CHECKOUT /subversion/repo/!svn/bln/110
HTTP/1.1" 201 250
ip_address - my_username [30/Dec/2010:15:49:59 -0600] "PROPPATCH /subversion/repo/!svn/wbl/71f51505-a174-8349-ab61-843f80a40f8f/110
HTTP/1.1" 207 469
ip_address - my_username [30/Dec/2010:15:49:59 -0600] "PROPFIND /subversion/repo/folder/structure
HTTP/1.1" 207 526
ip_address - - [30/Dec/2010:15:49:59 -0600] "CHECKOUT /subversion/repo/!svn/ver/110/folder/structure/RestrictedFile
HTTP/1.1" 403 1021
ip_address - my_username [30/Dec/2010:15:49:59 -0600] "DELETE /subversion/repo/!svn/act/71f51505-a174-8349-ab61-843f80a40f8f
HTTP/1.1" 204 -

If I remove the <Location...> entry listed above, i'm able to commit just fine.

My svnauthz file basically has this:

[/]
* =
my_username = rw

If I change "* = " to "* = r", I get the same issue.  If I change it to "* = rw", I'm able
to commit.

Benjamin Ortega


Benjamin Ortega
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Wells Fargo Bank, Des Moines, IA
CORE Build & Deploy Team
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