[cvsnt] How to add authentication control to CVS server for NT ?

Bo Berglund bo.berglund at telia.com
Sun Jan 19 06:20:42 GMT 2003

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For a starter, don't use such an old version of CVSNT. The current
version is build 66

Then since you are using pserver you must also check the settings in
the passwd file, because the user running the cvsnt process is
important for authentication.


On Mon, 13 Jan 2003 00:14:19 -0800 (PST), Shunxiang Yang
<yang_shunxiang at yahoo.com> wrote:

>Hi, dear all
>I'm new both to CVS and to this mailing list. Please
>help on the following question:
>I installed CVS server for NT on my win2k
>professional desktop, chose pserver protocol, and took
>other default settings. It seems everyone in the
>windows domain can access my projects (via WebSphere
>Application Developer's team perspective, using CVS
>Now I'd like to restrict the access control. I want
>only several ones in the domain can access my projects
>via CVS protocol. I tried as follows:
>1. adjust the security settings for the CVS dir on my
>desktop: remove 'everyone' from the list; add
>local/administrator and the ones (I want them to
>access my projects) in the domain to the list, and
>check 'full control' and all other check boxes.
>Uncheck 'Allow inheritable permissions from parent to
>propagate to this object.'.
>2. stop CVS server; 
>3. start CVS server.
>After that, I tried with a user which has not been
>added to the list (so should have no access
>privilege), but he can still access the projects. 
>I also tried to set 'local/administrator' as the 'log
>on as' setting for 'CVS For NT' service, but the same
>problem remains.
>Please throw me some light on it. Thank you very much!
>Best regards,
>Yang Shunxiang
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(Bo Berglund, developer in Sweden)

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