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RE: "No Such System User"

From: craig
Subject: RE: "No Such System User"
Date: Thu, 14 Feb 2008 05:38:39 -0700
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First let me say "thanks" for your time in helping me resolve this and secondly 
I like the Calvin quotes.

OK, here is where I am at now:
I removed the user "cvs" and created the new user "cvsuser" as a system id.  I 
chown all the stuff so that everything from /home/CVSROOT on down shows user 
"cvsuser" and group "cvs".
I then deleted the passwd file.
Now when I try to login I get the following message:

"cvs [login aborted]: authorization failed: server XXX.XXX.XXX.XXX rejected 
access to /home/CVSROOT for user craig"

So it looks like I have gotten a little further.  I have verified that user 
"craig" has group "cvs", so why would it be rejecting it?


> -------- Original Message --------
> Subject: Re: "No Such System User"
> From: address@hidden (Larry Jones)
> Date: Wed, February 13, 2008 4:03 pm
> To: address@hidden
> Cc: address@hidden
> address@hidden writes:
> > 
> > Both of the users I have tried exist on the server.  This is a new
> > server and right now there are only two user accounts, mine & root.
> > The passwd file looks like this:
> > 
> > root:*******:cvs
> > craig:******:cvs
> That says that both root and craig should run as the system user "cvs",
> which is the system user that doesn't exist.
> > If I wanted the cvs server to just use the /etc/shadow file instead
> > how would I do that?
> Just get rid of the CVSROOT/passwd file or remove all the entries from
> it, and make sure that you haven't specified SystemAuth=no in the
> CVSROOT/config file.  But please read the section of the manual on
> pserver security considerations if you haven't already:
>       <>
> -Larry Jones
> It's like SOMEthing... I just can't think of it. -- Calvin

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