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Re: Adding users to /etc/passwd for ssh purposes, but not as a local Windows user
- From: "Larry Hall (Cygwin)" <reply-to-list-only-lh at cygwin dot com>
- To: cygwin at cygwin dot com
- Date: Mon, 24 Jul 2006 23:31:42 -0400
- Subject: Re: Adding users to /etc/passwd for ssh purposes, but not as a local Windows user
- References: <firstname.lastname@example.org>
- Reply-to: cygwin at cygwin dot com
Keith Christian wrote:
Suppose a Windows 2000/XP/2003 machine exists where three accounts need to be
added for use only with SSH to a Unix/Linux machine, for ssh/scp/sftp use.
Further suppose these user accounts are to be named ssh_user_a, ssh_user_b,
and ssh_user_c, and that these should exist only in Cygwin's /etc/passwd file
- they won't be added as local Windows users.
My question is whether these users can be added only to Cygwin's /etc/passwd
file so that passwordless logins can be achieved, using .ssh/authorized_keys.
Why not just give it a whirl. Then you can tell us. ;-)
Larry Hall http://www.rfk.com
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