These are my notes on how I configured per-user access rights for my Subversion repositories. There is an excellent article here to help with this.
I run three repositories (for three companies) and need access to all of them. Other users must have access only to the repository for their respective company.
1. Create an access control file called
jon@raspberrypi ~ $ sudo nano /etc/apache2/svn_access_control
Enter information like this:
# jon belongs to all groups, paul and nigel to one group each [groups] TeamName1 = jon, paul TeamName2 = jon, nigel # Only admin has access to everything [/] admin = rw # Setup access to a specific repository [repos_1:/] @TeamName1 = rw # Setup access to a specific repository [repos_2:/] @Teamname2 = rw
Note: the user names in the above file are case sensitive.
Then edit the
dav_svn.conf file and include a reference to the new access control file:
<Location /svn> DAV svn SVNParentPath /home/jon/svnrepos AuthType Digest AuthName "Subversion Repo" AuthUserFile /etc/apache2/dav_svn.htdigest AuthzSVNAccessFile /etc/apache2/svn_access_control Require valid-user </Location>
The following command must be used to enable the new access control:
jon@raspberrypi ~ $ sudo a2enmod authz_svn
Restart the apache service to activate the changes.