[cvsnt] Authentication as CVS Admin

Warren, Erik Erik.Warren at delta.com
Mon Dec 9 16:42:39 GMT 2002

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I also had this problem.  I could issue admin-only commands from a command
prompt but not from WinCVS.  In WinCVS if I selected Admin\macros admin\get
the cvs version it came up
I upgraded my WinCVS from the beta 8 release to the beta 10 release.  The
cvs version is now
Concurrent Versions System (CVSNT)  (Build 57k) (client/server)
I now can do admin-only commands through WinCVS with no problem.

Erik W. Warren
Sr. Engineer - Flt. Ops. Engineering
Delta Air Lines
Dept. 088
P.O. Box 20706
Atlanta, GA 30320-6001
Ph (404) 715-7229
fax (404) 715-7202
erik.warren at delta-air.com

-----Original Message-----
From: Olaf Groeger [mailto:Olaf.Groeger at gmx.de]
Sent: Sunday, December 08, 2002 4:57 AM
To: cvsnt at cvsnt.org cvsnt downloads at march-hare.com @CVSNT on Twitter CVSNT on Facebook
Subject: [cvsnt] Authentication as CVS Admin


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 
- 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.

can someone can give me a hint how to authenticate as cvs admin from my 
workstation ?

yours Olaf

P.S.: i'm neither local admin on the csv server nor domain admin
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