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I have created the file svn.password and added a few users.

Now I installed a Subversion repository and a Trac instance to my apache folder and set up the vhost.conf as follows:

<Location /svn>
   DAV svn
   SVNParentPath /var/www/vhosts/xyz.com/svn/
   AuthType Basic
   AuthName "SVN"
   AuthUserFile /var/www/vhosts/xyz.com/svn.password
   Require valid-user
<Location /trac/>
   SetHandler mod_python
   PythonInterpreter main_interpreter
   PythonHandler trac.web.modpython_frontend
   PythonOption TracEnv /var/www/vhosts/xyz.com/trac/
   PythonOption TracUriRoot /trac/
<Location /trac/login>

All running smoothly, I can access http://www.xyz.com/svn/repository and http://www.xyz.com/trac/ with any of the users I have added.

Now here is my problem. I would now like to limit access to certain folders within my repository for certain users. I want one repository for Trac but certain developers will only work on certain projects. So basically there is a xyz_server folder and a xyz_client folder in my ./svn/repository/.

I now change /var/www/vhosts/xyz.com/svn/repository/conf/authz and set the following:

* =
test = rw
ihaveaccess = rw

ihaveaccess = rw

I would now assume, that if I try to access http://www.xyz.com/svn/repository/xyz_client/ with the user test it would not work. Only if I tried accessing http://www.xyz.com/svn/repository/xyz_server/ I should have read and write permissions.

However I have full access to the SVN folders.

What am I doing wrong?

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1 Answer 1

In your apache configuration, start by enabling mod_authz_svn module

LoadModule authz_svn_module modules/mod_authz_svn.so

Then inside <Location /svn> use the AuthzSVNAccessFile directive

AuthzSVNAccessFile /var/www/vhosts/xyz.com/svn/repository/conf/authz

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I did so now, my vhosts.conf has the lines added, authz_svn_module was already loaded by default. However now no user has access anymore, I get a 403 Forbidden for all users. <Location /svn> DAV svn SVNParentPath /var/www/vhosts/xyz.com/svn/ AuthType Basic AuthName "SVN" AuthUserFile /var/www/vhosts/xyz.com/svn.password AuthzSVNAccessFile /var/www/vhosts/xyz.com/svn/repository/conf/authz Require valid-user </Location> –  Jack Murphy Jun 18 '13 at 12:48

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