Can you use wildcards in Subversion's Path Based Authorization?

Solution 1:

The wildcard issue has been discussed for quite some time with svn, and there is an open bug report for it:

The last comment (from June 2013) included the following statement:

We concluded that this feature is worth implementing anyway. We can alert users to the fact that the feature can reduce server performance in some cases, and could even be used for denial of service attacks (as already mentioned in above comments to this issue).

The pre-commit hook has limited wildcard support, only for writes, not for reads:

Solution 2:

Subversion 1.10 supports globbing wildcards in path-based authorization: