Coda File System

Re: initial password database

From: Yui-wah LEE (Clement) <>
Date: Thu, 31 Jul 1997 15:47:47 -0400 (EDT)
Hi, Bradley,

Personally I have not done this before, but I got a message
from Joshua Raiff on this topic sometime ago.  I'll attach his message
in the following.  Section 6.7.1 of the manual may be relevant too.
Hope this helps !

-- Clement

Josh wrote:
> To set up the initial password database, you need to run "initpw"
> This will create a database from a plain text file (It one ships with
> the RPM its probably called users.file it will have the admin
> password.)  I would not be suprised if you need to create this file by
> hand.  Its descripted in the "setting up a server (SCM ONLY)" section
> of the manual. 
> You also need to create a user.coda file and group.coda file.  There
> *MUST* be 1 person in the system:administrators group of the
> group.coda file, that person should also have a password set in the
> user.file file described above.  Create vice.pdb and vice.pcf by
> running:
> 	  pwd2pdb -p user.coda -g group.coda > vice.pdb
> 	  pcfgen vice
> Then copy these files to /vice/db on the SCM.  You should now be able
> to authenticate.
> Now to create a new user once your initial authentication files are in
> place, you add the user to user.coda and group.coda.  Run pwd2pdb and
> pcfgen, copy vice.{pdb,pcf} to /vice/db on the SCM.  Then from a
> client, run "au nu"  Enter your name and password at the first set of
> prompts and the new users info at the next set of prompts.
> Hope this helps.
> Josh
Received on 1997-07-31 16:08:39