ssh problem using publickey in domain environment

Corinna Vinschen
Wed Feb 24 16:48:00 GMT 2010

On Feb 24 07:44, Andrew DeFaria wrote:
> On 02/24/2010 02:13 AM, Corinna Vinschen wrote:
> >On Feb 23 12:35, Larry Hall (Cygwin) wrote:
> >>On 02/23/2010 12:01 PM, Jukka Inkeri wrote:
> >>>If your server is member of domain, howto make users, sshd, (which
> >>>order) ... without setuid problem when using publickey auth ? cyg_server
> >>>and sshd - domain user or local or both, ???
> >>
> >>In order for the SSH server to switch user context to a domain user,
> >>the service's user (cyg_server) must be a domain user with the rights
> >>outlined in 'ssh-host-config'. I'm not sure if it's a requirement that
> >>the 'sshd' user also be a domain user. I've never played with that.
> >
> >I added a FAQ entry lately:
> >
> >
> You might want to change that to:
> $ mkpasswd -l -d your_domain>>  /etc/passwd
> $ mkgroup -l -d your_domain>>  /etc/group
> so as not to destroy whatever the user had in /etc/{passwd,group}.

IMHO that's not a good idea.  The passwd and group files should be
regenerated at this point to get a stable, well-defined state, and then
you can re-add any local changes at your heart's content.  YMMV, of


Corinna Vinschen                  Please, send mails regarding Cygwin to
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