Hi Eugene,

Review Board will, on demand, access the repository in order to generate diffs. 
This may happen when the author of a change uploads a patch, or when another 
user views it, or when a user accesses the New Review Request page, or as the 
result of an API call or script, or other circumstances.

Because of this, there needs to be a set of credentials that is guaranteed to 
work. Using the user’s credentials does not guarantee access (the credentials 
may be invalid or unset) and does not enforce access restrictions (the result 
of repository access operations are cached).

It’s also safer not to have to store every user’s SVN credentials in the 
database.

So basically, having a general form of access for each configured repository is 
a requirement that won’t change.

You could in theory just have one username/password that’s shared across all 
SVN servers and then use that.

- Christian

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On August 25, 2014 at 3:53:24 PM, Eugene (eugene.m...@gmail.com) wrote:

We have multiple SVN repositories (all of them on internal company network). 
Access to them is controlled on a group-basis.
When adding SVN repo to RB (2.0.6) it requires username and password. However, 
creating a dedicated generic username for each repo/user-group and then 
managing access both in RB and repository itself for each new repo/project 
requires quite a bit of redundant manual work...

Why RB needs a generic username-pass for accessing repository? It is 
appreciated that file caching will be more efficient when repo is "public", but 
one can accept performance hit if administration of many repositories need to 
be minimized.
So, is it possible to configure RB to use real user credentials instead of 
generic user's?

Thanks in advance
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