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Re: Problem with admin privileges

From: Larry Jones
Subject: Re: Problem with admin privileges
Date: Mon, 27 Jun 2005 13:59:25 -0400 (EDT)

Julian Opificius writes:
> I'm not quite sure what you mean by "mapping" users.

Using the third field of the CVSROOT/passwd file to have the server run
as some user other than the actual user.

> I want each user to 
> have his own login to the system, and I want to control access to CVS 
> repositories on a per-user basis, which is why I use pserver.

There's no need to use pserver for that.  In fact, pserver is a giant
security hole that is best avoided.  Since you're giving your users ssh
access to the server anyway, the best thing for you to do is to use
:ext: mode with ssh rather than rsh (which should be the default if
you're running CVS 1.12).  Each user logs in as themselves and you can
then use ordinary file permissions to control who has access to what. 
See the manual for details:


-Larry Jones

I obey the letter of the law, if not the spirit. -- Calvin

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