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From Andy Levy <>
Subject Re: Creating a user using the API in Java
Date Wed, 04 Apr 2012 12:51:20 GMT
On Wed, Apr 4, 2012 at 06:08, Mr. White <> wrote:
> Hello guys,
> i came to realize that the Subversion API is way more complicated than
> i thought. I hoped there were functions to create/edit/delete users/
> repositories/groups, but the API doesn't offer those simple functions
> as far is my research goes.
> Could someone give an example on how to create a user with the API in
> JavaHL, because i'm really kind of lost in the documentation on
> that ... ?

The API is designed for manipulating the repository contents, and user
accounts are not part of the repository itself. You'll need to write
your own method of manipulating the security configuration files.

You're reinventing the wheel (at least a little) here. uberSVN,
CollabNet Edge, VisualSVN, and others already have this implemented.
There's also svncontrol (, though that
may be abandoned at this point.

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