[cvsnt] viewvc repecting cvsnt's ACLs

David Somers dsomers at trevezel.com
Thu Mar 8 12:06:42 GMT 2007

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> Dear all,
> Is there anyone out there who knows how to solve this problem:
> I set up security on my ubuntu cvs server using cvsnt's acls.  But of
> course (or at least: of course to me...) viewvc (or viewcvs) doesn't care
> about my ACLs.  Anyone any ideas about how to solve this?

viewcvs/viewvc directly reads the repository... so it bypasses any of

> I read something about an apache module authenticating against
> /etc/shadow.  But then I would need to set up everywhere .htaccess files
> based on the fileatr.xml files of cvsnt.  So it must be possible to do
> this with a script ruinning via a cron job.   But it seems like a big
> headache.  Maybe one of you knows about a more elegant solution?

The easiest thing that you can do right now is to set up viewvc so only
certain parts (aka modules) of the repository are exposed... any finer
granularity wrt access control isn't (easily) achievable.

I believe that the next major release of cvsnt (i.e. evs) may do something
more useful with regard to web-browsing of your repository.


David Somers

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