Using ssh with cvs

Using cvs via ssh is easy, but there is some initial setup effort. We will discuss setup on the client end separately from the server end, after some general issues.

General Issues

Authentication using ssh is done use RSA1 public/private key pairs.

ssh key pairs are not node specific.
The same private key can be installed on any home area you may have.
The public key can likewise be installed on any machine where you need access via ssh, not just the cvs repository.



If your users coming in via ssh are showing up as the cvs server account rather than their own user name, check that "/usr/local/bin/ssh-add" is of recent vintage.
Alan Jonckheere
Last modified: Thu Sep 2 11:07:28 CDT 2004