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From "Dominik Psenner" <>
Subject RE: Transaction author without requiring password
Date Wed, 05 Oct 2011 08:16:51 GMT
>I'm trying to force commits to have an attached author, but I don't
>care for requiring passwords. In other words, commits should contain
>an author field but there's no enforcing that the committer is who
>they claim to be.
>I've tried filtering for an author in the pre-commit hook, but the
>user name given in the commit is not passed unless anon-access doesn't
>given write privileges, and auth-access is enabled. Furthermore,
>without a corresponding author name in the passwd file, I don't think
>svnserve makes it to the pre-commit stage at all.
>Are there any recommended solutions for ensuring that commits have an
>attached author, or similar field?

Maybe something like this put in place as a pre-commit hook?


# get user

# check if the user is empty
if[ -z "$USER" ]; then
  exit 1
exit 0

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