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From "Cooke, Mark" <>
Subject RE: Windows Authentication and/or suggestion
Date Mon, 07 Mar 2011 09:40:32 GMT
> -----Original Message-----
> From: hsantos [] 
> Sent: 05 March 2011 10:13
> To:
> Subject: Windows Authentication and/or suggestion
> Hi
> To prepare the migration process from our long time usage of CVS based
> projects to SVN, I successfully installed and got the current versions
> of SUBVERSION, Apache APR web server running.   Instructions were
> overall pretty good for the basic/quick installation and testing.
> But I don't get how to setup for Windows authentication.  I have been
> exploring SVN usage, the SVN repository framework, creating of
> repositories and import process, but I had to set anonymous write
> permission and/or use the passwd file to be able to import.
> I have two somewhat related questions:
> 1) I prefer to use windows authentication,  what are the basic steps
> here in preparing both SVNSERVE (and Apache APR?

What exactly do you mean by "windows authentication"?  Do you use Active
Directory?  In which case look into apache's mod_ldap module but you'll
want to switch to https if you are using http so that you are not
transmitting usernames and passwords in plain text...

> 2) I did not see a way or set/edit default files, if any, used for the
> new repository conf folder files?
> I was looking at #2 when I figured if I can do #1 I can avoid #2.
Indeed, using apache means those files are ignored AFAIK...

~ mark c

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