[cvsnt] CVSNT Security using NTFS questions

Glen Starrett grstarrett at cox.net
Wed Nov 12 17:42:40 GMT 2003

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> Will adding users to the 'writers' file inside of the CVSROOT module
> give those users (listed in the file) commit privileges to ALL modules
> in the repository?  


> By using the 'writers' file, can I specify module
> level security?

No, but you can use ACL's within CVS.

> Assume the following...
> - I executed Glen's script
> - I HAVE NOT added the 'admin' and/or 'writers' files under 
> module
> - Have changed Glen's CVSUser group to be Everyone account
> After reading the permissions set up by the script, my 
> repositories will
> allow Everyone to update and commit files to any module except for the
> CVSROOT module.  Am I reading this correctly?

Yes, assuming you mean 'writers' is not present.  The mere presence of
'writers' means that all people who can commit need to be listed in there.

> I read the different NTFS Privileges as...
> If UserA has Full Control privileges on a file/module, then they have
> checkout, update and commit access to the module/file
> If UserB only has Read privileges, then UserB can checkout and update
> the file, but cannot commit the file.
> Is there a difference between Modify privileges and Full Control
> privileges in relation to CVSNT security?

CVSNT doesn't modify files--it does a full replace on files that it updates
to keep the changes atomic and avoid corruption if something should happen
to/on the server while CVSNT is trying to perform it's operations.

Glen Starrett

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