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Re: PATCH


From: Steve McIntyre
Subject: Re: PATCH
Date: Thu, 23 Oct 2003 23:34:19 +0100
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On Thu, Oct 23, 2003 at 08:54:44PM +0000, Mathias Herberts wrote:
>Ok, here it is then.
>
>My patch modifies src/server.c:check_repository_password so it can check 
>a user password using an external authentication process. I basically 
>wrote that so I could authenticate my CVS users against our corporate 
>Active Directory.
>
>The patch relies on a special syntax of the password field in 
>CVSROOT/passwd. If the password starts with an at sign '@' then 
>everything following the '@' up to the ':' is considered a path to an 
>authentication program. As the salt used by crypt(3) cannot contain '@' 
>we can still use regular encrypted passwords.

I know you've done the work now, but wouldn't it be easier to use PAM
and the pam_winbind (IIRC) module to do the authentication...?

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