[Top][All Lists]

[Date Prev][Date Next][Thread Prev][Thread Next][Date Index][Thread Index]

RE: authenticating cvs against ldap

From: Kostur, Andre
Subject: RE: authenticating cvs against ldap
Date: Wed, 20 Jun 2001 07:34:31 -0700

Before Mr. Woods jumps all over you (hopefully)... CVS itself doesn't do a
whole lot of authentication (in pserver mode.  In the other modes, it relies
on whatever account you logged into).  At best it can look into your
system's passwd file.  However all hope is not lost.   If you are using
local, ssh, or rsh to connect to your CVS server, then all you need to do is
adjust your normal logins to the CVS server to use LDAP (probably through
PAM).  If you're using pserver, then you'll have to look around for the PAM
patch to CVS.  I have it installed here to allow the pserver users to
connect to the CVS machine using their Windows NT passwords.

There is currently no plans (that I know of) to extend CVS to use other
authentication methods at this time.  The long-time developers of CVS have a
strong resistance to adding other authentication methods to CVS (even PAM).
Whether that is a good thing or not is a topic for a different thread.

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Joe Gaffey [mailto:address@hidden
> Sent: Wednesday, June 20, 2001 3:17 AM
> To: address@hidden
> Subject: authenticating cvs against ldap
> Hi,
> I am not a CVS guru - and was wondering if it is possible to 
> authenticate a
> user of CVS against an already existing LDAP server 
> containing usernames and
> passwords.  If so, how?
> Thanks,
> Joe.
> _______________________________________________
> Info-cvs mailing list
> address@hidden

reply via email to

[Prev in Thread] Current Thread [Next in Thread]