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CPASSWD(1)		FreeBSD	General	Commands Manual		    CPASSWD(1)

NAME
     cpasswd --	scramble passwords for csup authentication

SYNOPSIS
     cpasswd clientName	serverName

DESCRIPTION
     The 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 follow-
     ing steps:

     1.	  Obtain the official serverName from the administrator	of the server
	  or from some other source.

     2.	  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.

     3.	  Choose an arbitrary secret password.

     4.	  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 adminis-
	  trator.

     Since $HOME/.csup/auth contains passwords,	you should ensure that it is
     not readable by anyone except yourself.

FILES
     $HOME/.csup/auth	 Authentication	password file.

SEE ALSO
     csup(1), cvsup(1),	cvsupd(8).

     http://www.cvsup.org/

AUTHORS
     Petar Zhivkov Petrov <pesho.petrov@gmail.com> is the author of cpasswd,
     the rewrite of cvpasswd.  John Polstra <jdp@polstra.com> is the author of
     CVSup.

LEGALITIES
     CVSup is a	registered trademark of	John D.	Polstra.

FreeBSD				 June 27, 2007			       FreeBSD

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