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Re: qpopper authentication problem

Thanks a lot, this was exactly what I missed ;o)
I was launching popper.exe from user account instead of system account.
Works great now ;o)

Thanx again


----- Original Message -----
From: "Corinna Vinschen" <>
To: <>
Sent: Friday, June 21, 2002 1:35 PM
Subject: Re: qpopper authentication problem

> On Fri, Jun 21, 2002 at 11:38:17AM +0200, Corwin wrote:
> > I have a problem regarding user authentication using qpopper.
> > My password is rejected whatever I do.
> > I tried with several users that are well defined in /etc/passwd and the
> > result is always the same.
> > I tried with ntsec enabled and disabled, no way.
> >
> > Please could someone help me to solve this problem ? Maybe there is =
> > something I don't understand...
> >
> > I think it is a general cygwin related authentication problem (a really
> > common problem ;o)
> > Concerning Authentication mechanism in cygwin, may i ask if it would be
> > possible that someone write a document about this issue ???
> > I'd do it myself if i had the skill which is not the case unfortunatly.
> > And this problem is so recurrent that I think it would be worth the work
> > ..
> Besides there's not much
> to talk about.  Cygwin authentication depends on the same rules as
> Windows authentication.  A process which want to change user context
> with password authentication needs "Act as part of the operating system",
> "Replace process level token" user rights, a process which wants to
> change user context just by using setuid() (using NT's NTCreateToken())
> needs the "Create token object" and "Replace process level token" user
> rights.  This means basically that under default conditions only
> SYSTEM has the permissions to change user context.  Normally you
> should start such a process as service.
> Corinna
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