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Re: cygwin login and passwords
- From: Corinna Vinschen <corinna-cygwin at cygwin dot com>
- To: cygwin at cygwin dot com
- Date: Wed, 11 Sep 2002 10:39:52 +0200
- Subject: Re: cygwin login and passwords
- References: <0H29006ODE1000@mta6.snfc21.pbi.net>
- Reply-to: cygwin at cygwin dot com
On Tue, Sep 10, 2002 at 10:36:28PM -0700, Joseph I. Davida wrote:
> Is changing uid's and gid's in /etc/passwd something
> to be avoided, since I assume these are windows assigned?
> Need su and login to work seemlessly with windows'
> passwords in order to allow remote logins and ssh
> clients. Currently, login does not recognize valid
> windows passwords.
It does but it doesn't work on the command line due to the NT security
> Also, If I create a windows user called
> root, is there a way to make windows give it uid 0
> or even change windows' password file (whereever that is)
> to assign root uid 0?
Windows don't have uid's but SIDs. I strongly recommend reading
some documentation about NT security.
The URL http://cygwin.com/cygwin-ug-net/ntsec.html just gives some
basic information needed to understand Cygwin's ntsec.
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