SVN. ACL different repositories with same name

By | January 12, 2018

I have a SVN server running on a Ubuntu Server with Apache dav-svn module to access it over http.

I have projects of several clients, so i have created a tree structure on /var/svn


Each project is a new repository, when I need to create a new project i do the following

Create a new repository in the client folder

svnadmin create /var/svn/client_X/project_Y

Create a new entry on dav_svn_conf

<Location /client_X>
  DAV svn
  SVNParentPath /var/svn/client_X

  AuthType Basic
  AuthName "Subversion Repository"
  AuthUserFile /etc/apache2/dav_svn.passwd
  Require valid-user
  AuthzSVNAccessFile /etc/apache2/svn-acl.txt

So at this moment i can access through:

In the /etc/apache2/svn-acl.txt file i have full control over all repositories


Now i want to give access to a client to the projects he owns, but i can’t do it. If I use the repository name he have access to all repositories of other clients


He can access to client_1/project_1 and client_2/project_1

I would like to do the following:


How can I do it? should I change the way I create the repositories?

Thanks for the answers.


I would recommend not using SVN’s ACL and instead use Apache/HTTP Auth to manage the URL space with Location rules and simple Allow and Deny

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