[cvsnt] Re: SSPI across domain boundaries setup description?

Tony Hoyle tmh at nodomain.org
Wed Sep 8 12:27:04 BST 2004

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Oliver Giesen wrote:

> When connecting across domain boundaries/over the internet:
> 1. What should ideally be the setting of CVSROOT/config.SystemAuth or
> doesn't it matter?

Really just SystemAuth=yes unless you want to specifically limit the 
users who can log in.

> 1a. Does SystemAuth=yes imply: "Don't even look at passwd"?

Pretty much.

> 2. Does one have to include the username in the CVSROOT even if it is
> the same as on the server?

No, but across the internet people have had better results by specifying 
the user (I think it tends to use your local computer/domain login if 
you don't, which is unlikely to have enough trust).

> 3. Does one have to use the Login command even if username and password
> are the same as on the server (though the account is not the same!)?

Unless there are cached credentials already, yes.  If you would need to 
login by username/password to view a network share, then you'll probably 
need to with cvs.

> 4. Does one have to set up the user in the passwd file?


> A more general question concerning 2+3: Does CVSNT use SIDs or always
> username/password? IOW: Does it really matter which domain a user
> account belongs to as long as there is an account with the same
> username/password combination in both domains?

That's internal to the implementaiton of SSPI and I can't really answer. 
  I think sspi tends to use the full domain\user syntax but there are 
cases where it'll authenticate anyway... just not sure what the 
conditions are.


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