I have an ubuntu system & installed subversion on it. Now i want to create multiple repository on it. All the repository must have their own logins.

for example---example.com/svn/repo1 : user--1

example.com/svn/repo2 : user--2

example.com/svn/repo3 : user--3

Now user1 must not access the repo2 & repo3. & user2 must not access the repo1 & repo3

I am able to create the multiple repos but not the logoins. Please help me out.


2 Answers 2


Use dav_svn_module

Here is a sample conf, look to svn book to go deeper

LoadModule dav_svn_module /usr/lib/apache/mod_dav_svn.so
LoadModule authz_svn_module /usr/lib/apache/mod_authz_svn.so

<IfModule dav_svn_module>
<IfModule authz_svn_module>
<Location /svn>
    DAV svn
    SVNParentPath /svn

    AuthzSVNAccessFile /etc/apache2/svn_authz
    Satisfy Any
    Require valid-user
    AuthType Basic
    AuthName "Subversion repository"
    AuthUserFile /etc/apache2/svn_passwd

An authz example:

cat /etc/apache2/dav_svn.authz

admin      = foo
graph      = bar
developers = foo,baz

*           =
@admin      = rw
@developers = rw
@graph      = r

*           =
@admin      = rw

*           =
@admin      = rw
@developers = rw
@graph      = rw

*           =
@admin      = rw
@developers = rw

*           =
@admin      = rw
@developers = rw

Use svnserve instead of Apache server. Inside the repository you created, you will find a conf directory. Using your preferred text editor edit the following files with these changes:

In svnserve.conf uncomment the following: [general]

anon-access = read (and change read to none)

auth-access = write

passwd-db = passwd

In passwd file add the usernames and their corresponding passwords in the format username = password

admin = adminspass
dev1 = devspass

Make similar changes in all your repositories and start the svnserve using the command: svnserve -d --foreground -r /root/dir/of/repo i.e. if you created the repositories in /home/svn as told in many tutorials, the command will look like svnserve -d --foreground -r /home/svn

The repos can be accessed using any svn client with the URL:


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