[cvsnt] Where are passwords stored with cvsnt?

Tony Hoyle tmh at nodomain.org
Wed Dec 4 18:33:58 GMT 2002

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On Wed, 4 Dec 2002 18:33:52 +0100, "Roser Timm (KADA 32)"
<timm.roser at csfs.com> wrote:

>I have monitored cvsnt inserting my cvs password hash for pserver into the registry and am very curious since when cvsnt has this behaviour and does not store the hash in the old (or unix-cvs like) passwd file.
>There are a couple of companies providing cvs integration in their tools that are relying on the passwd file (Idea IntelliJ for example).

>As cvsnt is probably the widestspread cvs client for NT i would like to know if this is the official behaviour to have a basis for negotiation with them and hopefully make them implement the usage of cvsnt correctly.
>If anyone can solve this mystery i'd be very happy.

It's better to use the registry on Windows as people don't always have
a home directory defined (or even a consistent one).

However no application outside cvsnt itself should be accessing this
file.  I can't guarantee that its format will remain the same & won't
be particularly interested if an application that does rely in it then

The correct way to update the password list is with 'cvs login' and
'cvs logout'.


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