[cvsnt] Cannot add users to cvs

Anders Truelsen at at systematic.dk
Tue Nov 12 07:06:40 GMT 2002

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You can create an admin file in CVSROOT in the repository. It shall
contain your name on a single line et voila - you're an administrator


> -----Original Message-----
> From: KKolle at gkservices.com [mailto:KKolle at gkservices.com]
> Sent: 11. november 2002 22:22
> To: cvsnt at cvsnt.org cvsnt downloads at march-hare.com @CVSNT on Twitter CVSNT on Facebook; cvsnt-admin at cvsnt.org
> Subject: [cvsnt] Cannot add users to cvs
> Hi friends,
> I'm having a problem setting up users and I have some questions on CVS
> security.
> Here is my scenario:
> (I'm using Win2000 server)
> I installed CVSNT (Build 57j). Here is a copy of the DOS
> window:
>      C:\Documents and Settings\kkolle>set
>      cvsroot=:ntserver:a0986:/test
>      C:\Documents and Settings\kkolle>cvs passwd -a kkolle
>      Adding user kkolle at a0986
>      New password: ****
>      Verify password: ****
>      cvs [server aborted]: Only administrators can add users
> I am in the Administrator group on the box. In this URL,
> http://w1.858.telia.com/~u85831169/InstallCVSNT.html#InstallSteps,
> is a
> section titled "Administrating the repository, users with admin
rights." I
> manually created an admin file with kkolle as the only line in it.
> I'm attempting to add myself as a user to CVSNT.
> Do I have to be logged into CVS as the admin user of CVS? Or, is this
> referring
> to the admin group on NT?
> I want to use NT authentication, but how can I add users initially if
> don't
> know their NT password? Doesn't a user's password on the client (like
> wincvs)
> need to match the password on the server?
> If so, when a user's nt password gets changed, how does the password
> on the
> cvs server get changed to match the new password? Is there some
> documentation on
> this that I may have missed?
> Will sspi ease my pains if I don't go with nt authentication? note: I
> don't need
> access to cvs outside of my network at this point, so I probably don't
> need sspi
> now.
> I also found this post:
> http://www.cvsnt.org/pipermail/cvsnt/2002-February/000532.html
> Any good suggestions for a newbie installer of cvsnt?
> Thanks in advance.
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