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Re: ssh authentication; readers/writers/passwd

From: Donald Sharp
Subject: Re: ssh authentication; readers/writers/passwd
Date: Tue, 9 Jul 2002 15:52:28 -0400
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ssh doesn't have a mechanism to use the CVSHOME/* files
for authentication.  If you are going to be using 
ssh then you should be using unix group permissions.

That's not to say you can't write scripts around commit
that could check for correct permission to permit..

On Tue, Jul 09, 2002 at 12:23:24PM -0700, Chris Palmer wrote:
> Hi, all...
> I'm new to the list and have been reading lots about CVS 
> for the last couple weeks.  I still have much to read, but 
> I've read enough so far to start asking specific questions 
> for things I could not find the answer to.
> Before I knew much of anything about CVS, I setup a testing
> repository on one of my machines, just to start tinkering.
> After reading a few things about pserver, I immediately 
> decided to not use pserver and use ssh for access.
> Under this model, is all access controlled solely via the
> unix system permissions, or can I also control things with
> the CVSHOME/readers, writers, passwd files?  I am hoping
> that these are still used by CVS even if I'm not using
> the pserver authentication system.  Is this the case?
> I'd like to use the passwd file to setup aliases for 
> project access with project-based system users.  Or should
> I just do this using unix group permissions?
> Thanks for any info/advice...  :)
> -Chris
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