[cvsnt] Can't authenticate - server and client cannot agree on an authentication scheme

Bo Berglund bo.berglund at telia.com
Wed Feb 4 06:27:39 GMT 2004

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Please test this on a comman prompt in a new directory:

set CVSROOT=:sspi:cvsserver:/repo
(replace the cvsserver item with the real name of your server PC and
/repo with the real name of your repository)
cvs ls

This should produce valid data if your user is allowed access.
Note that there is a need to specify the protocol etc in the
environment variable CVSROOT in order to use simple cvs commands. If
not done then it has to be specified directly on the cvs command line.
But in my view it is sipler to use the set command.


On Tue, 3 Feb 2004 21:08:39 -0000, Bjørn Toft Madsen
<lists at sunbeam60.net> wrote:

>Hi all,
>I tried installing CVSNT a couple of months ago, but ended up leaving it as
>the project used P4 instead. Now, however, I do need CVSNT and I end up
>getting the same error that I had earlier.
>I have been searching in vain for an answer, but only found fragments.
>I use sspi. Have added a local user, cvsbjorn, set the right permission and
>logged in (to Windows) as cvsbjorn. It is my impression than when using
>sspi, I do not need to log in to CVS, since the idea about sspi is that my
>Windows login is reused.
>When logged in to Windows as cvsbjorn, the command:
>Cvs ls -l -R
>cvs [ls aborted]: Can't authenticate - server and client cannot agree on an
>entication scheme (got '')
>All other valid CVS commands produces the same error.
>Can anyone explain this error message in n00bish?
>Does anyone have any pointers regarding how I _do_ authenticate?
>Thanks a bunch for any help you can provide
>Best regards
>-- (this signature is automatically attached to all my emails)
>Please see http://www.sunbeam60.net/email for information about this email.

(Bo Berglund, developer in Sweden)

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