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CVPASSWD(1)		FreeBSD	General	Commands Manual		   CVPASSWD(1)

NAME
     cvpasswd -- scramble passwords for	CVSup authentication

SYNOPSIS
     cvpasswd clientName serverName

DESCRIPTION
     The cvpasswd 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 cvpasswd,	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/.cvsup/auth	file.  You
	  should use a secure channel to send the line to the server adminis-
	  trator.

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

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

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

     http://www.cvsup.org/

AUTHORS
     John Polstra <jdp@polstra.com>.

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

FreeBSD				January	1, 2002			       FreeBSD

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