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Re: How do I run sshd as a particular user?

On Feb 26, 2008, at 18:29, Larry Hall (Cygwin) wrote:

How did you make this change? If you removed and reinstalled the service
with 'cygrunsrv' like the sshd configuration script does, then use the
'-W, --passwd <password>' flag. Otherwise, specify the password in
Control Panel->Administrative Tools->Services->Cygwin sshd Logon properties

It's not a month since Larry posted this (thanks, BTW), and this issue has bubbled up to the top again. I have tried various ways to get the sshd service started as a domain user (instead of the local sshd_server user) and can not get it to work. What is the correct syntax to specify a domain user with cygrunsrv? This is what I have tried:

cygrunsrv -I sshd -u "DOMAINNAME\USERNAME" -w PASSWORD -d "CYGWIN sshd" -p /usr/sbin/sshd -a -D -e "CYGWIN=bin tty smbntsec" -y tcpip

This successfully installs the service, and if I look at it in the Services panel it shows the correct username (DOMAIN\USERNAME), but if I try to start the service I always get the error "The Cygwin sshd service in Local Computer started and then stopped". If I substitute sshd_server for the user and supply the correct password, the sshd service starts correctly. But I want to start the service as a domain user so that I can access network shares and resolve some build issues with Visual Studio that are apparently caused by not being fully authenticated.


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