So first of all, I have to create the repository. In my case, I put it in /svn/repository and I create my repository there.
# svnadmin create bankapps initenv
Settings for SUBVERSION in httpd.conf
2: DAV svn
3: SVNPath /svn/repository/bankapp -->the actual path to your repository
4: AuthzSVNAccessFile /svn/users/users -->the path to your user access list
5: Require valid-user
6: AuthType Basic
7: AuthName "Bank Applications Development"
8: AuthUserFile /etc/svn-auth-file -->the path to your password file
9: </Location >
Lines 2 and 3 are the required lines for this to work, you may omit the rest if you want to allow public access.
In the user access list, you have to create a file, and in the file, it should look something like this:
maggie = rw
user1 = rw
maggie = rw
And, for your password file, you also need to create it, using htpasswd:
# htpasswd -c passfile user
You will then be prompted to create a password. Subsequently, you may add more users:
# htpasswd -b passfile user password
Then you have to restart your apache
# ./httpd -k restart
Now, browsing to http://yourdomain.com/svn/bankapp should prompt you a password and allow you to browse the files inside.
To upload and do stuff, get the tortoisesvn, it's rather userfriendly! http://tortoisesvn.tigris.org/