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Info Catalog ( Password authentication server ( Password authenticated ( Password authentication security Using the client with password authentication
 To run a CVS command on a remote repository via the
 password-authenticating server, one specifies the `pserver' protocol,
 optional username, repository host, an optional port number, and path
 to the repository.  For example:
      cvs -d checkout someproj
      cvs checkout someproj
    However, unless you're connecting to a public-access repository
 (i.e., one where that username doesn't require a password), you'll need
 to supply a password or "log in" first.  Logging in verifies your
 password with the repository and stores it in a file.  It's done with
 the `login' command, which will prompt you interactively for the
 password if you didn't supply one as part of $CVSROOT:
      cvs -d login
      CVS password:
      cvs -d login
    After you enter the password, CVS verifies it with the server.  If
 the verification succeeds, then that combination of username, host,
 repository, and password is permanently recorded, so future
 transactions with that repository won't require you to run `cvs login'.
 (If verification fails, CVS will exit complaining that the password
 was incorrect, and nothing will be recorded.)
    The records are stored, by default, in the file `$HOME/.cvspass'.
 That file's format is human-readable, and to a degree human-editable,
 but note that the passwords are not stored in cleartext--they are
 trivially encoded to protect them from "innocent" compromise (i.e.,
 inadvertent viewing by a system administrator or other non-malicious
    You can change the default location of this file by setting the
 `CVS_PASSFILE' environment variable.  If you use this variable, make
 sure you set it _before_ `cvs login' is run.  If you were to set it
 after running `cvs login', then later CVS commands would be unable to
 look up the password for transmission to the server.
    Once you have logged in, all CVS commands using that remote
 repository and username will authenticate with the stored password.
 So, for example
      cvs -d checkout foo
 should just work (unless the password changes on the server side, in
 which case you'll have to re-run `cvs login').
    Note that if the `:pserver:' were not present in the repository
 specification, CVS would assume it should use `rsh' to connect with the
 server instead ( Connecting via rsh).
    Of course, once you have a working copy checked out and are running
 CVS commands from within it, there is no longer any need to specify the
 repository explicitly, because CVS can deduce the repository from the
 working copy's `CVS' subdirectory.
    The password for a given remote repository can be removed from the
 `CVS_PASSFILE' by using the `cvs logout' command.
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