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Hi, ALIAS CVS and CVSNT are designed to allow access to the repository only to users defined in the passwd file. But the users must also be valid system users, otherwise they are not allowed. So if you have system users (accounts) on NT called for example: nancy, robert, chuck, john and you add CVS users to the passwd file using cvs passwd command as: nick, eric and john then only john will be able to log in because he is a valid system user too. All the other users are not allowed including the system users nancy, robert, chuck. By adding an alias to the passwd file this can be solved. The alias is simply a mapping of the CVS login to a valid user account. In the passwd file you will see the users as follows: john:<hashed password> nick:<hashed password>:chuck eric:<hashed password>:nancy Now nick can log in to CVS and will be acting after login using account chuck etc. When you add users with the cvs passwd command you can specify the alias at the same time, I don't think you can do this afterwards. Example: C:\>cvs passwd -r bosse -a pieter Adding user pieter at castor New password: ********* Verify password: ********* The passwd file now looks like this: pieter:vrRi66XeIEvGE:bosse and pieter can log on to CVS and will act as bosse on the system. cvs passwd syntax: Usage: cvs passwd [-a] [-x] [-X] [-r real_user] [-R] [-D domain] [username] -a Add user -x Disable user -X Delete user -r Alias username to real system user -R Remove alias to real system user -D Use domain password Changing CVSROOT If you are positioned in a directory where you have checked out files from CVS using the login eric as an example, then you cannot change the user and login again because CVS uses the cached information in the CVS subdirectory of all checked out modules. CVS first looks in the current directory for a subdir CVS and if it is found it uses the information in the file CVS/Root to log in. This is done in order that you don't have to remember from where all of your checked out modules came from originally. After you have done a modification and want to commit it you simply issue the commit command and CVS will know which server and repository to contact by looking in the cached information. All of this is done automatically for you also in WinCvs. So the CVSROOT setting is really for new checkouts into new sandboxes. /Bo -----Original Message----- From: Kent Yang [mailto:yang at nosc.mil] Sent: den 27 april 2002 02:52 To: bo.berglund at telia.com Subject: Re: [Cvsnt] Creating new passwords Bo, Thanks for the solution. I tried it and it allow me to set the password for the new user except I got an error message that said I must alias the "newuser" to a system user before "newuser" can log in. What does that mean? Do I need to setup the alias in the passwd file. What is the format? On another note. I tried to test the new login for the newuser in WinCVS so I change the CVSROOT setting in the preferences dialog in WinCVS to be the new user. :pserver:newuser at server:c:/cvs When I attempt to login it always revert back to the old user. Is this a WinCVS bug? Thanks in advance. Kent "Bo Berglund" <bo.berglund at telia.com> wrote in message news:<3cc9db1e.1221446250 at news.cvsnt.org>... > You must be logged on as a member of the administrators group on the > CVSNT server or else your account must be mentioned in the > CVSROOT/admin file. (the name may be admins, I don't quite remember. > But there was a thread about this topic here a few weks ago so you > should find it in the archives.) > > /Bo > > > On Fri, 26 Apr 2002 22:29:19 +0000 (UTC), "Kent Yang" > <kentyang22 at hotmail.com> wrote: > > >Howdy folks, > > > >I setup CVS NT on a Windows 2000 machine. I am using pserver and > >passwd authentication using the passwd in CVSROOT directory. > >Everything appears to be working fine except how do I create > >additional users. I seem to be able to create and add a passwd using > >"cvs passwd" for myself but I can not add any other > >users. I edited the passwd file and add other users. The "cvs passwd" > >command > >doesn't seem to allow me to create passwd for anyone else. So as a work > >around =) > >I change my passwd and then copy the encrypted passwd to the other users. > >This > >doesn't seem to work however. > > > >Any help would be greatly appreciated. > > > >Thanks in advance. > > > >Kent Yang > >kentyang22 at hotmail.com > > > > > >_______________________________________________ > >Cvsnt mailing list > >Cvsnt at cvsnt.org http://www.cvsnt.org/cgi-bin/mailman/listinfo/cvsnt https://www.march-hare.com/cvspro/en.asp#downcvs > > > /Bo > (Bo Berglund, developer in Sweden) > _______________________________________________ > Cvsnt mailing list > Cvsnt at cvsnt.org > http://www.cvsnt.org/cgi-bin/mailman/listinfo/cvsnt https://www.march-hare.com/cvspro/en.asp#downcvs _______________________________________________ Cvsnt mailing list Cvsnt at cvsnt.org http://www.cvsnt.org/cgi-bin/mailman/listinfo/cvsnt https://www.march-hare.com/cvspro/en.asp#downcvs