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Hi Bo, I'm not sure if this is the best approach (or even a correct one), but it works for me. I've always used SSPI authentication with encription... Anyway, what I did was: * define a CVSROOT environment variable (once, in a CMD prompt window), with all the settings I need * issue a "cvs login" command * and then, enter the password, as prompted by cvs. And it works... The password for your server is stored in the Win-Registry, once for each server you use. Also, I always redirected WinCVS command line to CVSNT... (just to keep up with Tony's great work). No more I had to worry about passwords for my server: WinCvs always gets connected. And if I need to do it on another computer (not my own), I always issue a "cvs logout" at the end (with the same CVSROOT env-var) and it clears any unwanted passwords from the machine. HIH, Eduardo "Bo Berglund" <bo.berglund at system3r.se> wrote in message news:3db40d31.545482642 at news.cvsnt.org... > I am trying to use the SSPI protocol using WinCvs. Due to the fact > that I am logged on as a different user on my laptop I need to specify > the protocol as: > :sspi:user at server:/repo > This can be done in the Admin/preferences dialogue of WinCvs, but when > I use the Admin/login command WinCvs does not allaow me to actually > log in. Instead it displays: > "Logging in is only required with pserver authentication (see > Preferences dialog). > Please consult the CVS manual for more details." > > If I go to the command line instead and enter: > set CVSROOT=:sspi:user at server:/repo > cvs login > then I get the login dialogue and I am successfully logged in to the > server (via the Internet) > > Next observation: > I want to use the encrypt flag for the operations on this server with > SSPI. So when I set the preferences I open the settings through the > button and check the encrypt checkbox. This should result in the -x > option being added to the cvs commands but I cannot see that > happening. In the command window I see only the -z flag for cvs, not > the -x flag I specified to switch on encryption. Is the sspi protocol > not supported fully???? > > I use the following versions: > CVS: CVSNT version 220.127.116.11 57j > WinCvs: The latest version as of Oct 12th built from source. > > It seems like WinCvs has problems handling SSPI and since this is the > preferred way to operate on Windows NT (replacing ntserver) then I > feel these shortcomings need to be addressed. > > /Bo >