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       svnserve.conf - Repository configuration file for svnserve




       svnserve.conf  controls  the  behavior of the svnserve daemon on a per-
       repository basis.  It is  located  in  the  conf  subdirectory  of  the

       The  overall  structure  of  the  file  is the same as the structure of
       Subversion user configuration files.  At the top  level  are  sections,
       which  are  specified  by words in square brackets; inside each section
       are variable  definitions  of  the  form  "variable  =  value".   Lines
       beginning  with ’#’ are ignored.  svnserve.conf currently uses only one
       section named "general", and supports the following variables:

       anon-access = none|read|write
            Determines the access  level  for  unauthenticated  users.   write
            access  allows  all repository operations.  read access allows all
            operations except committing  and  changing  revision  properties.
            none access allows no access.  The default level is read.

       auth-access = none|read|write
            Determines  the  access  level  for authenticated users, using the
            same access levels as above.  The default level is write.

       password-db = filename
            Sets the location of  the  password  database.   filename  may  be
            relative  to  the  repository conf directory.  There is no default
            value.  The password database has the same overall format as  this
            file.   It uses only one section "users"; each variable within the
            section is a username, and each value is a password.

       realm = realm-name
            Sets  the  authentication  realm  of  the  repository.    If   two
            repositories have the same password database, they should have the
            same realm, and vice versa; this association allows clients to use
            a  single  cached  password for several repositories.  The default
            realm value is the repository’s uuid.


       The  following   example   svnserve.conf   allows   read   access   for
       authenticated  users, no access for anonymous users, points to a passwd
       database in the same directory, and defines a realm name.

        anon-access = none
        auth-access = read
        password-db = passwd
        realm = My First Repository

       The file "passwd" would look like:

        joeuser = joepassword
        jayrandom = randomjay