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Re: Initial patch to implement partial auth with SSH2

On Fri, Apr 20, 2001 at 01:29:42AM -0700, Karl M wrote:
> Hi All...
> I've been experimenting with the partial authorization patch for 
> OpenSSH-2.5.2. I'm using CygWin on a Windows 2000 (SP1) box.
> I noticed a bug in the patch that shows up for CygWin users. The problem is 
> that publickey authentication only works if sshd is running with the same 
> user-id as the ssh client. When I run sshd as a service with a user-id of 
> LocalSystem publickey authentication fails.
> This is because the check_nt_auth call in userauth-pubkey fails if the ssh 
> user-id is different from the sshd user-id.
> It looks to me like userauth_pubkey needs to "suspend disbelief" (and not 
> call check_nt_auth and auth_password) for partial authentication, in the 
> hope that a password may come later. Then somewhere check_nt_auth 
> auth_password need to be called to make sure that we don't forget to set the 
> sshd user-id to the ssh user-id.

Since the original partial authorization patch isn't applied yet,
you're somwhat on your own. Why don't you simply override the
check in `check_ntsec' for now?


Corinna Vinschen
Cygwin Developer
Red Hat, Inc.

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