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Apache and Subversion Authentication with Microsoft Active Directory

Jun 20, 2007, 06:00 (1 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Sander Marechal)

[ Thanks to Sander Marechal for this link. ]

"The company I work for had finally realized the benefits of a decent source code versioning system so after a short evaluation they settled on Subversion. To make user management easier they also wanted to use Microsoft Active Directory, so I set off on a quest to make Apache talk to our Active Directory 2003 server for authentication. Before I explain to you how I set this all up on Debian Etch I have to get something off my chest first. Sensitive people may want to skip the next paragraph.

"Microsoft Active Directory is a bit-rotten crock that should have never seen the light of day. After two full days of waving dead chickens at it, trying to make any sense of it's irrational behavior I would love nothing more than to pick it up and throw it off the roof of our building, BofH style, aiming it at the PHB that bought it in the first place..."

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