Understanding VisualSVN Server Web Interface settings

Applies to: VisualSVN Server 4.0 and later

This article describes VisualSVN Server Web Interface settings. You can find these settings on the Web Interface tab in the VisualSVN Server Properties dialog.

Enable automatic redirection from the legacy web interface

VisualSVN Server includes a basic legacy web interface and its modern counterpart, the rich web interface. Many useful features are only available in the rich web interface. It should be noted here that the rich web interface uses different URLs compared to the legacy web interface.

For example, the legacy web interface uses the following URL to point to the 'trunk' directory in the repository:

https://demo-server.visualsvn.com/asf/subversion/trunk

Thus, the legacy web interface URLs are nothing but the regular Subversion URLs. For example, the ones you would copy from a Subversion client.

The same location is available with the rich web interface at the following URL:

https://demo-server.visualsvn.com/!/#asf/view/head/subversion/trunk

When the Enable automatic redirection from the legacy web interface check box is selected, all regular URLs entered to a web browser are redirected to the corresponding rich web interface URLs. This ensures that all users get the same rich web interface experience while using a repository browser, regardless of what kind of URL they use. The check box is selected by default.

When the Enable automatic redirection from the legacy web interface check box is cleared, no redirection occurs. Users accessing the server at regular URLs will use the legacy web interface. However, the rich web interface will also be available at its specific URLs.

The Display the 'Report a problem' link check box enables the 'Report a problem' link at the footer of the web interface. Using this link, any issues related to VisualSVN Server may be reported directly to the VisualSVN support team. The check box is selected by default.

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