[cvsnt] CVS and Active Directory

Todd Denniston Todd.Denniston at ssa.crane.navy.mil
Tue Sep 2 18:27:05 BST 2008

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Ganesh 2 Subramanian wrote, On 09/02/2008 11:35 AM:
> Hi
> I emailed CVSNT group but couldn't details about configuring Active 
> directory in Sun Solaris server. They just pointed me to CVSNT manual 
> which was not what i am looking for. Since you have configured active 
> directory for CVS installed in Linux can you please provide me the steps 
> you followed for configuring active directory in Linux. I believe the 
> steps must be same for Sun Solaris too.

If you don't mind the users having a Solaris login, then you can let CVS fall 
back to using the system (solaris) login set.  With this method you are 
looking at how to get solaris to let you login using AD credentials, instead 
of CVS.  I think the following are useful links, [1][2].

I am not sure if ssh has it's own issues or not, but if you are using ssh to 
access the system you may need to look at some other links: [3][4][5].

Note: I have not used any of these methods, and have not done any solaris 
administration for over 5 years, and thus far have avoided Active Directory 
complications... I just thought you were looking at the problem the wrong way 
and hope this helps head you in the right direction... Salt appropriately to 

[2] http://www.networksecurityarchive.org/html/Focus-Sun/2004-09/msg00018.html

[4] http://erdelynet.com/archive/ssh-l/2007-06/3817.html
[5] http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=91510

> Thanks,
>>  >  >  >  >  >  >  > 

Good luck.
Todd Denniston
Crane Division, Naval Surface Warfare Center (NSWC Crane)
Harnessing the Power of Technology for the Warfighter

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