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Re: restrict access to modules/repositories in cvsweb

From: Derek R. Price
Subject: Re: restrict access to modules/repositories in cvsweb
Date: Fri, 03 Nov 2000 11:05:00 -0500

Yeah.  Separate instances of cvsweb for each repository or a cvsweb wrapper
that suids to the id of the user who logged into apache so you can make use
of the security mechanisms you already have set up.


Derek Price                      CVS Solutions Architect ( )
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Gary Heuston wrote:

> I don't think cvsweb has this function built in, but it is just a perl
> could add the features you want easily enough.  I would
> probably set up a separate instance for each repository though, it will
> cause less headache in the long run as you will have less security issues
> to worry about..
> Gary
> address@hidden
> Dirk Ruediger wrote:
> > Hi,
> >
> > I've set up several repositories and installed cvsweb to browse them.
> > In CVS (client/server) the access to the repositories is restricted to
> > project groups. The access to cvsweb is controlled via apache. By this
> > way cvsweb can recognize the user's identidy, but I can't diiffer
> > between all the repositories.
> >
> > Is there a way to restrict cvsweb's access to these repositories, e.g.
> > by checking the repository's CVSROOT/passwd file?
> >
> > Or do I have to set up another instance of cvsweb for every repository?
> >
> > Tanks in advance!
> >
> > Ciao for now, Dirk
> > --
> > Dirk Ruediger, Rostock, Germany
> >
> > "A computer without COBOL and Fortran is like a piece of chocolate cake
> > without ketchup and mustard."                          -- John Krueger

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