Setting up a shared repository for users with no shell login

John Arbash Meinel john at
Thu Jan 31 16:56:58 GMT 2008

alex mitchell wrote:
> Hi,
> I managed to find the bzr_access script, and have tried it out. I’ve 
> successfully set up the .ssh/authorized_key file, but I keep getting 
> “bzr_access::error: Access denied” even when doing a bzr log, which 
> should only require read access, right?  And as far as I can tell, the 
> bzr_access.conf file is set up correctly. Has anyone else tried this 
> script? Any pointers as to how to get it to work?
> thanks,
> Alex

Is the bzr_access script executable for you?
Make sure the name on the:
command=".... username" ssh-key

line matches the one in bzr_access.conf

You could probably add a log file in bzr_access, and have it drop 
debugging information into /tmp or something like that.


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