|CPASSWD(1)||FreeBSD General Commands Manual||CPASSWD(1)|
NAMEcpasswd — scramble passwords for csup authentication
DESCRIPTIONThe cpasswd utility creates scrambled passwords for the CVSup server's authentication database. It is invoked with a client name and a server name. ClientName is the name the client uses to gain access to the server. By convention, e-mail addresses are used for all client names, e.g., ‘
BillyJoe@FreeBSD.org’. Client names are case-insensitive.
ServerName is the name of the CVSup server which the client wishes to access. By convention, it is the canonical fully-qualified domain name of the server, e.g., ‘
CVSup.FreeBSD.ORG’. This must agree with the server's own idea of its name. The name is case-insensitive.
To set up authentication for a given server, one must perform the following steps:
- Obtain the official serverName from the administrator of the server or from some other source.
- Choose an appropriate clientName. It should be in the form of a valid e-mail address, to make it easy for the server administrator to contact the user if necessary.
- Choose an arbitrary secret password.
- Run cpasswd, and type in the password when prompted for it. The utility will print out a line to send to the server administrator, and instruct you how to modify your
$HOME/.csup/auth file. You should use a secure channel to send the line to the server administrator.
$HOME/.csup/auth contains passwords, you should ensure that it is not readable by anyone except yourself.
- Authentication password file.
AUTHORS<email@example.com> is the author of cpasswd, the rewrite of cvpasswd. <firstname.lastname@example.org> is the author of CVSup.
LEGALITIESCVSup is a registered trademark of John D. Polstra.
|June 27, 2007||FreeBSD|