[Cvsnt] Re: user-aliases ? - PARTIALLY WORKING NOW

Brian Smith brian-l-smith at uiowa.edu
Tue Apr 2 23:04:39 BST 2002

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Bo Berglund wrote:
> On Tue, 2 Apr 2002 21:04:57 +0000 (UTC), Brian Smith
> <brian-l-smith at uiowa.edu> wrote:
>>Remember, the passwd file is only for authentication, not authorization.
> Well, not quite so with CVSNT. I agree to a point because the passwd
> file does not carry any authentication data like passwords or so to be
> used with ntserver and sspi for example.
> BUT any user that wants to use cvs has to be listed in the passwd file
> (login name only, no password) in order to be accepted. If he is found
> there then CVSNT goes on to the domain or local system user database
> to verify him.
> A user not listed in the passwd file will not be able to use CVSNT at
> all.
> This was not so in 1.10.8 but was included in some level of 1.11.1 and
> according to Tony it adheres to the way main CVS works.

I don't even have a passwd file and I can use :sspi:, :gserver:, etc.
with no problem.

- Brian

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