Coda File System

Re: having trouble addding user's

From: Ben Woodard <>
Date: Sun, 19 Jul 1998 12:41:18 -0600
oops that is in the manual. I have to admit I got a bit confused. I
thought that you built the pdb once when you set the server up for the
first time and then you used au to add users after that point.


> The process of adding a user is a bit messy right now (we are working on
> much improved handling of this).
> First you must add the user to user.coda, and possibly groups.coda (see
> user_coda (5) and groups_coda(5).  Then you rebuild the pdb with pwd2pdb.
> Finally, you call au as you did to set the password for the new user.
> The only thing to remember about this is that Coda has a separate
> group/user database (the vice.pdb) which is manually generated from the
> user and group file.  A server, called the Yale Protection Server (ala pts
> in AFS) is forthcoming. 
> The passwords are in another database ( and those are accessible
> with a client/server system.  clog and au are our clients, and the server
> is auth2. 
> The fileserver needs access to the pdb file to check acls but does never
> contact the file. 
> Thanks for all your inquisitive questions!
> - Peter -
Received on 1998-07-19 14:49:21