[cvsnt] Cannot add users to cvs

steinhoffc at schneider.com steinhoffc at schneider.com
Tue Nov 12 12:41:31 GMT 2002

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I ran into the same problem. I got around it by creating a local admin
account on the box, I already had a Domain Id with admin rights to the box
but that didn't seem to be enough.

Craig Steinhoff

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Hi friends,

I'm having a problem setting up users and I have some questions on CVS NT
Here is my scenario:
(I'm using Win2000 server)

I installed CVSNT (Build 57j). Here is a copy of the DOS command
     C:\Documents and Settings\kkolle>set

     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, there is
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
to the admin group on NT?

I want to use NT authentication, but how can I add users initially if I
know their NT password? Doesn't a user's password on the client (like
need to match the password on the server?
If so, when a user's nt password gets changed, how does the password file
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
access to cvs outside of my network at this point, so I probably don't need

I also found this post:

Any good suggestions for a newbie installer of cvsnt?
Thanks in advance.

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