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Re: Repository Access

From: Todd Denniston
Subject: Re: Repository Access
Date: Thu, 16 Jun 2005 08:56:09 -0500

Jim Hyslop wrote:
> S I wrote:
> > Hi Class!
> >
> > Currently our CVS repo has 3 main & separate projects running under it.
> > By default when I create a new unix user; I give them access to the
> > whole repository, however, some folks have been editing files in
> > projects they were not supposed to.
> > How can I ONLY and specifically create or modify the access rights &
> > privileges of only few specific people w/o wreaking havoc on the whole
> > repository?  And by default if they're not listed in that file then that
> > means they have access to all projs?  Is there a way?
> Use your operating system's access control system. Create a group for
> each project, and assign people to the groups they are allowed to be in.
> You will have to determine, in conjunction with your project leaders,
> which projects new users will have access to, by default.
> And, of course, get the managers and project leaders on side to explain
> that changing project files they haven't been assigned to will result in
> disciplinary action, up to and including termination.

Although the above is what I also see as the best option, you *MAY* also be
able to get some where in the middle using the cvs_acls script.

Todd Denniston
Crane Division, Naval Surface Warfare Center (NSWC Crane) 
Harnessing the Power of Technology for the Warfighter

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