Bug 12053 - No PAM support in CVS
No PAM support in CVS
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: cvs (Show other bugs)
i386 Linux
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Assigned To: Nalin Dahyabhai
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Reported: 2000-06-10 13:03 EDT by Kenn Humborg
Modified: 2008-05-01 11:37 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 2000-06-10 17:04:03 EDT
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Description Kenn Humborg 2000-06-10 13:03:20 EDT
I would be nice if CVS supported PAM.

In my setup, all password authentication is referred to our NT
domain controllers (via the pam_smb module).  Unfortunately,
cvs' pserver doesn't support this.
Comment 1 Nalin Dahyabhai 2000-07-10 16:06:12 EDT
Like Samba, the CVS protocol doesn't send an unencrypted
password (you can see this by cat'ing the contents of your
.cvspass file, which contains the data CVS sends).  This means
that support for PAM on the server wouldn't help much, as most
PAM modules require a plaintext password to be useful.

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