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Subversion permissions management

Subversion service is provided on an opt-in basis, and must be enabled for a project before it may be used. Once Subversion service has been enabled, Subversion permissions may be managed.

Subversion repositories at SourceForge.net have two types of permissions: read and write.

Read permissions

Read permissions are granted to all users (including anonymous access). In the spirit of Open Source, source code should be available to everyone, so no means is provided to remove read access from a repository.

Write permissions

Permission to write to a repository may be granted to a project developer by a project administrator.

To grant or revoke Subversion repository write permission on a developer:

  1. Login as an administrator and go to the Project Summary page.
  2. From the Admin menu pulldown, select the Members option.
  3. Click on the name of the desired developer.
  4. Check (for permission grant) the "Allow access to SVN repository (developer access)" checkbox and click on the "Update Developer Permissions" button. Permissions will be provided to the user in about a minute.

Fine-grained permission control

Vote for action

At this time, SourceForge.net does not provide finer-grained permissions (e.g. restrict access by specific paths within a repository) for Subversion. We will consider implementing fine-grained permissions for our Subversion service based on the feedback we receive from project developers.