Users of your virtual repository are listed in the
`CVSROOT/cvspasswd' file which is managed by
cvs passwd command, see section passwd--manage the `CVSROOT/cvspasswd' file. This
file replaces the old `CVSROOT/passwd' and
`CVSROOT/users' files. It contains the following
The `CVSROOT/cvspasswd' should be owned by the
repos1admin user and accessible only by that
user (mode 600).
CVS-server will get password from Vasya's
CVS-client, compare it with the password stored in
`CVSROOT/cvspasswd' and switch to group
repos1group and user
CVS will be able to access `/repos1'
and will let Vasya to work in this repository.
You can manage `CVSROOT/cvspasswd' remotely or
even let someone else do it. For example, create
associate this account with system user
# cvs -d /repos1 passwd -a cvsadmin -m email@example.com -u repos1admin # cvs -d /repos1 passwd -e cvsadmin
Now if John will successfully login to your repository, he will have write access to `cvspasswd' file and will be able to do commands like this remotely over the network (again formatted to fit the screen):
# cvs -d :pserver:firstname.lastname@example.org:/repos1 passwd -a alice -m email@example.com -u repos1user.repos1group Enter password for user alice: ******** Enter password for user alice again: ******** # cvs -d :pserver:firstname.lastname@example.org:/repos -e alice Enabling user alice
You now have to create users that would have remote access to the repository. Use something like this (formatted to fit the screen):
# cvs -d :local:/repos passwd -a vasya \ -m email@example.com -u repos1user.repos1group Enter CVS password for user vasya: Enter CVS password for user vasya again: # cvs -d :local:/repos passwd -e vasya Enabling user vasya
If you'll look at `/repos/CVSROOT/cvspasswd', you will see there line like this:
vasya will try to login into your
repository, he will use command like this:
$ cvs -d firstname.lastname@example.org:/repos1 login (logging in to email@example.com) CVS password: 320 This is CVS nserver 1.10.7 at machine.yourdomain.net 220 Welcome to /repos1, vasya!
If there is an
anonymous user in
`CVSROOT/cvspasswd' then remote users wishing to
anonymously access repository would be prompted to give
their e-mail address as a password. This address is
not currently used (TODO!) but could be logged.
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