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Old 03-27-2013, 10:10 AM   #1
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permissions issue in websvn

I'm struggling to set up websvn with ssl.

I folowed this

If I set up a virtual host to use SSL and Basic auth I get a password prompt

NameVirtualHost *:443
<VirtualHost *:443>
     DocumentRoot /var/www/
     SSLEngine on
     SSLCertificateFile /etc/ssl/certs/ssl-cert-snakeoil.pem
     SSLCertificateKeyFile /etc/ssl/private/ssl-cert-snakeoil.key
<Location />
     DAV svn
     SVNParentPath /var/lib/svn
     SVNListParentPath Off
     AuthType Basic
     AuthName "SVN Repository"
     AuthUserFile /etc/apache2/dav_svn.passwd
     Require valid-user
I get a 403 forbidden when I enter the password.

You don't have permission to access / on this server.
I have run the following on /var/www
chmod -R 770 /var/www/
and on the repo
chmod 770 -R /var/lib/svn/
also tried
chown -R www-data:subversion /var/lib/svn/
chown -R www-data:www-data /var/www/
and am unsure what I need to do to make the site available.

Any suggestions?
Old 03-28-2013, 12:00 AM   #2
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770 means no permission for others to read and execute the site.
Why don't you try 755 once, it is quite safe, it does not give any write permission to group and others.


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