[cvsnt] Still struggling with sspi

Tony Hoyle tmh at nodomain.org
Sat Nov 23 14:02:01 GMT 2002

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Warren, Erik wrote:

>  Can anyone tell me how to get more specific info on why authentication
> fails?
> Also, how do the advanced options "Impersonation Enabled" and "Use local
> users instead of domain" affect the use of sspi?
If you disable impersonation the server always runs as its initial user 
(normally LocalSystem), which is insecure if you're running things like 
perl scripts etc.  You also lose per-user filesystem protection.  It's used 
if you are running the server as an unpriviliged user w/o permissions to 

'Use local users instead of domain' makes the machine behave as if it's not 
part of a domain.  It doesn't affect sspi directly (its mostly used for 

Unfortunately the OS doesn't tell you much about why authentication can 
fail.  Provided the user exists on the system & the password is correct it 
will usually succeed.


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