[cvsnt] Re: Authentication as CVS Admin

Tony Hoyle tmh at nodomain.org
Sun Dec 8 13:58:55 GMT 2002

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Olaf Groeger wrote:

> Hi,
> i'm trying to change the log message of a commited file. this action is
> restricted to CVS Admin.
> - Both the CVS Server and my workstation are member of domain develop.
> - In the passwd file exists an entry for me: ogroeger:!develop:ogroeger
> - In the CVSROOT directory exists a file admin with an entry for ogroeger
> - CVS server is configured to use domain instead of local user and to
> impersonate.
> - In config file systemauthenication is set to no
> - i can commit, update , checkout ... from/to my workstation with
> ntserver/sspi ...all succeeds
> - if i want to change the log message of a already commited file, the
> action fails with the message that this is restricted to cvs admins
> - if i login to the the cvs server via terminal service with my domain
> account (there is no local account for me on cvs server) and perform the
> same action from here with same CVSROOT variable as from my workstation,
> the action succeeds.

Try using 'cvs -t' to find out what user the server thinks you are trying to
admin as.  If your domain setup is unusual you may find your username
contains a domain name as well.


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