[cvsnt] SSPI stopped working -- how to troubleshoot

Chuck Kirschman Chuck.Kirschman at Nosp_am.bentley.com
Mon Nov 26 16:53:44 GMT 2007

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Make sure that you haven't done a "cvs login" at some point and set a 
password in the registry.  The easiest way is just to do a "cvs logout"

	cvs -d:sspi:garly at cvs-server:/CVS-Repository logout
	cvs -d:sspi:garly at cvs-server:/CVS-Repository ls

Then it will use the password with which you are logged into the domain. 
  Another thing that can have an effect depending on how your network is 
set up is using the domain name as part of the server:

	cvs -d:sspi:garly at cvs-server.mycompany.com:/CVS-Repository ls

However, if you do change from unqualified to qualified server name, 
you'll need to either get a new set of source or change the contents of 
all your CVS/root files to match.  WinCVS has a macro for this, or you 
can use any one of the file search/replace programs or editor features 
to do it.

You can also turn on logging and see if it shows anything:

	cvs -ttt -d:sspi:garly at cvs-server:/CVS-Repository ls


Garyl Erickson wrote:
> I'm using CVSNT 2.5.03 (Scorpio) Build 2151 on a Window 2000 server,
> accessing it from a Windows XP client running 2.5.03 (Scorpio) Build
> 2382. I was using :sspi:garyl at cvs-server:/CVS-Repository. It just
> stopped working and I now get authorization failed messages for any and
> all commands. For example:
>     > cvs stat
>    cvs [status aborted]: authorization failed: server cvs-server
>    rejected access to /CVS-Repository for user garyl
> I do not know of anything that changed on the client or cvs-server and
> I've rebooted both. I found I can use pserver ok. My account on the
> domain, local to the XP client and local to the cvs-server all have the
> same password. What else should I look for to troubleshoot this? I also
> find my garyl account is getting locked out of the domain and/or the
> cvs-server (which isn't in the domain, but in a workgroup) after a few
> tries at executing CVS commands.
> By the way, I can only use pserver if I use the -d
> :pserver:cvs-server:/CVS-Repository switch. Changing the env var CVSROOT
> to the :pserver: location doesn't override the :sspi: location in the
> CVS\Root file. Is this normal? Do I have to change all the Root files in
> my working copy if I change protocols? I was hoping a checkout or update
> with the -d would update the Root files in my working copy, but no such
> luck.
> Thanks for any help you can offer,
> Garyl

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