We use Apache with mod_svn to serve our Subversion repositories. Previously we used file based authentication with AuthType Digest set. We want to move to LDAP-based authentication, but at the first time we'd like to have the old and the new authentication to work side-by-side.

The problem is LDAP doesn't support Digest authentication type but only Basic. I found the AuthBasicUseDigestAlgorithm Apache directive to be able to use our current digest auth file with Basic authentication type, but this breaks the LDAP auth saying:

    AH02493: Authn provider does not support AuthBasicUseDigestAlgorithm

Is there a way to have these two authentication method to work together somehow?

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To answer my own question it isn't possible to mix these two types of authentication methods this way with Apache. So I turned to use SCM-Manager which is capable (with a little patch) to handle this situation.

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