[cvsnt] Still struggling with sspi

Warren, Erik Erik.Warren at delta.com
Thu Nov 21 14:52:20 GMT 2002

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 Can anyone tell me how to get more specific info on why authentication
Also, how do the advanced options "Impersonation Enabled" and "Use local
users instead of domain" affect the use of sspi? 

> I have CVSNT (build 57i) installed on an NT 4.0 sp6 machine which
> is on a LAN.
> I setup the CVSNT by following the installation procedure provided by Bo
> Berglund.
> I installed WinCVS Beta 8 (Build 1) on the other NT 4.0 sp 6
> machines in our small development group as well as on the machine on which
> CVSNT is running.  I know that it is not recommended that the same machine
> be used both as server and client but due to administrative circumstances
> we are not able to get a dedicated server for this so one of the
> developer's machines will have to be used as the server at least for the
> time being.
> I initially set up all the clients to connect to the server using pserver
> and this is working with no problems.  The main reason I used pserver was
> because that is the example Bo used in his instructions.
> Each user logs on to NT using the domain user id.  None of the machines
> has any local users so I created a local cvsuser and cvsadmin id on the
> machine with CVSNT which were used with impersonation.
> Since all clients will be NT or XP and I hope to be able to connect from
> home as well as the office via a VPN I thought it would be good to change
> to sspi and use encryption.
> I set SystemAuth=No so only the domain user ids in the passwd file would
> have access to the repository.
> I am able to connect to the server using sspi with my own domain\userid
> from any of the client machines including the machine which is also the
> server.  None of the other users is able to connect using sspi.  When
> attempting to connect we get the following results:
> C:\>set CVSROOT=:sspi:DOMAIN\user at server:\test
> C:\>cvs login
> Logging in to :sspi:DOMAIN\user at server:2401\test
> CVS password: ******
> cvs [login aborted]: unrecognized auth response from server: cvs [serve
> r aborted]: Authentication failed
> I am stumped over why this fails. Can anyone advise how to troubleshoot
> this?
> Regards,
> 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

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