[p4] Triggers and best practice authentication from scripts

Finn Normann Pedersen merenpha at gmail.com
Wed Nov 29 09:44:20 PST 2006

Hi Mark,

 >> Security level?
Not sure - just read up on the concept now.  It's either 2 or 3, but I 
can check tomorrow.

However, I think we found a nice solution, which is quite by-the-book. 
Just rewriting all our scripts to utilize tickets. The "trick" (which it 
really isn't) is to move the ticket to the user's personal area 
irregardless of what workstation or build-server he is accessing P4 from.


Elkins, Mark wrote:
> What security level are you using for p4d?
> Mark Elkins
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> Pedersen
> Sent: November 29, 2006 4:14 AM
> To: perforce-user at perforce.com
> Subject: [p4] Triggers and best practice authentication from scripts
> Hi,
> I have an authentication trigger (auth-check) on our server up against
> our active directory/LDAP server, but I am wondering how you'd best
> have scripts authenticate themselves.
> I am wondering if the trigger authentication works for all forms of
> authentication.
> p4 set p4user=myuser
> p4 login      (supply mypasswd)
> Works fine.
> But
> p4 -u myuser -P mypasswd somecommand
> Does not work?
> Also if the P4USER variable is set, the command "p4 login myuser"
> ignores the argument "myuser".
> Does anyone have any best practice on using authentication triggers?
> Cheers,
>   Finn
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