SVN (Subversion) Access Control with Apache and mod_authz_svn - Comment Page: 3

I just wrote guide, howto install SVN (Subversion) Server on Fedora, CentOS and Red Hat (RHEL). No I decided to write more information about SVN Access Control. This guide works if you have installed Apache, Subversion (SVN) and mod_dav_svn on any Linux system, like Ubuntu, Debian, Arch, Gentoo, not only Fedora, CentOS or Red Hat (RHEL). [inttf_post_ad1] Setup SVN (Subversion) Access Control with Apache and mod_authz_svn 1. Change root user su - ## OR ## sudo -i 2. Add SVN (Subversion) users Use following command: ## Create testuser ## htpasswd -c -m /etc/svn-auth-users testuser New password: Re-type new password: Adding password for user...

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    1. error while creating module: org.tigris:subversion.javal.clientException :RA Layerrequest failed
      svn: server sent unexpected return value (403 Forbidden) in response to MKACTIVITY request for /SVN/Repos/!Svn/act/3b9f9810-2eb1-4a37-a16832f74506b35a

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        • Hi,
          Am using SVN for my project to commit my codes. we have different users using our repository. we are using hudson for build and deployment. So once i start the build process i would like to restrict other users to commit the code i.e; making other users to read oly mode. is it possible to do some thing with svn_access file?. this should be done automatically on every build. Could some help on this?

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          • Hi Arunkumar,

            It should be possible, when you change permission “r” to all users, but maybe better way is create new tag, when you have new release, like:

            
            svn copy http://svnserver/svn/project/trunk http://svnserver/svn/project/tags/1.0.1 -m "Release 1.0.1"
            

            Then build your release tag and all users can use (read and write) repository (trunk) normally.

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    2. Do you have instruction on how to integrate Apache/SVN/LDAP? I just can’t make it work after two days.

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    3. hi
      i want set e-mail notification on the SVN, when commit the Project 1 e-mail automatic send by [email protected] on the Project Manager Email Id with name.

      Please Help

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    4. Hello everybody!

      Kindly help me! I have config access control for every user but when access to project then it’s Forbidden “You don’t have permission to access /svn/myproject2 on this server.”.

      I’m can not check out my project. Please help me solution. Thanks everyboby!

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      • Hi sinhatpro,

        Do you have SELinux on enforcing mode?

        Could you also post output of following commands:

        
        ls -ladZ /svn
        
        ls -laZ /svn/
        
        ls -laZ /svn/myproject2
        
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    5. You need to post your ACL file.

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    6. Hi JR!
      I’m use to Ubuntu but not SELinux on enforcing mode.
      I’m post some step then i’m configure.
      Please help me a solution for error:
      Forbidden “You don’t have permission to access /svn/myproject2 on this server.”.

      1. Configure on file dav_svn.conf

      DAV svn
      SVNParentPath /var/www/svn
      AuthType Basic
      AuthName “Subversion repositories”
      AuthUserFile /etc/apache2/dav_svn.passwd
      AuthzSVNAccessFile /etc/apache2/mods-enabled/dav_svn.authz
      Require valid-user

      2. Authencation for user access forder
      svnadmin create myproject
      chown -R www-data myproject

      3. Create username
      htpasswd -cm /etc/sapache2/dav_svn.passwd testuser1
      htpasswd -m /etc/apache2/dav_svn.passwd testuser2

      4. Configure on file dav_svn.authz

      [groups]
      testuser1
      testuser2

      [myproject:/]
      testgroup1 = rw
      testuser2 = r

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    7. i am using ubuntu 10.04 and apache2 +svn server and windows SVN client.
      after configuring apache+ SVN on server and when i restart apache i get the following error:

      Unknown DAV provider: svn

      and I have dav_fs, dav_svn modules enable

      any help is appriciated

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      • Hi ask,

        Try to install libapache2-svn:

        
        apt-get install libapache2-svn
        
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        • That is been done. still have same issue

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    8. Thanks a lot it helped me a lot…

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    9. Insted of write SVNParentPath just write

      SVNPath and every thing will work fine

      DAV svn

      SVNPath /home/data/QAMobile
      SSLRequireSSL
      AuthType Basic

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    10. Hi i am getting 403 forbidden error after configuring authz_svn_mod in centos like below configuration

      DAV svn
      SVNParentPath /var/www/svn
      AuthType Basic
      AuthName “Subversion repositories”
      AuthUserFile /etc/svn-auth-users
      AuthzSVNAccessFile /etc/svn-access-control
      Require valid-user

      if i block svnaccessfile its working fine

      DAV svn
      SVNParentPath /var/www/svn
      AuthType Basic
      AuthName “Subversion repositories”
      AuthUserFile /etc/svn-auth-users
      #AuthzSVNAccessFile /etc/svn-access-control
      Require valid-user

      Please help me solve this.

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    11. Hi JR,

      I have installed subversion through “yum install mod_dav_svn subversion” Command but i can’t find any access control file in “/etc/ path, only i see svn-auth-users, Did u create the file or you renamed the file…?

      i need to give access level to the repos pls share

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      • Hi Kavaskar,

        I created /etc/svn-auth-users and then used that file on subversion.conf (step 4.):

        
        AuthzSVNAccessFile /etc/svn-access-control
        

        You can use any file name, if you just add it after AuthzSVNAccessFile to config.

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    12. Facing the same problem, SElinux is disabled. Please assist.

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    13. I am getting 403 Forbidden You don’t have permission to access /svn/ on this server error after completion of this steps. Can you please help me to resolve that.

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    14. even after following all the steps im able checkout the code via any user from the svn repo so can anybody tell me wat im doing wrong?

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    15. When I modify password with htpasswd command for a existing user, this password works for SVN checkout and update from folder level.

      However for SVN console it doesn’t work, I can login using the old password.

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