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CPASSWD(1)		  BSD General Commands Manual		    CPASSWD(1)

     cpasswd — scramble passwords for csup authentication

     cpasswd clientName serverName

     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‐

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

     $HOME/.csup/auth	 Authentication password file.

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

     Petar Zhivkov Petrov ⟨⟩ is the author of cpasswd,
     the rewrite of cvpasswd.  John Polstra ⟨⟩ is the author of

     CVSup is a registered trademark of John D. Polstra.

FreeBSD				 June 27, 2007			       FreeBSD

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