Thursday, April 9, 2009


Create the repository

$ svnadmin create /home/svn/repo/svn

Install RPM mod_dav_svn

$ yum install mod_dav_svn

Config who can access the repository and their permissions (r or w) /home/svn/conf/users-access-file

gulden = rw
other = r

  • "gulden" user can access the the "/" repository with read and wright (rw) permissions
  • "other" can access the the "/" repository with read (r) permission
  • No one can access the "/privaterepo" repository

Create the Users password file

$ htpasswd /home/svn/conf/passwd gulden

Edit Apache configuration file: /etc/httpd/conf.d/subversion.conf

LoadModule dav_svn_module modules/
LoadModule authz_svn_module modules/


Order allow,deny
Allow from all
DAV svn
SVNParentPath /home/svn/repo
# our access control policy
AuthzSVNAccessFile /home/svn/conf/users-access-file
# try anonymous access first, resort to real
# authentication if necessary.
Satisfy Any
Require valid-user
# how to authenticate a user
AuthType Basic
AuthName "My Subversion repository"
AuthUserFile /home/svn/conf/passwd

Checkout a project

$ svn co