Re: [Emerald] EmerAuth.dll and Dnews 5.1a

Will LaSala ( )
Wed, 26 May 1999 16:15:07 -0400

I don't suppose I could get an example?
I learn better that way...;-)

Will ,,,=^. .^=,,,
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-----Original Message-----
From: Dale E. Reed Jr. <>
To: <>
Date: Wednesday, May 26, 1999 2:06 PM
Subject: Re: [Emerald] EmerAuth.dll and Dnews 5.1a

>Will LaSala wrote:
>> Hi,
>> I'm having a problem with the EmerAuth.dll and Dnews 5.1a
>> I running version (from the properties -> versions tab)
>> 2.6.7b
>> Basically I can get it to look up the user in the Emerald database.
>> I checked the emerauthdnews.log and it said that it connected to the
>> Emerald Database successfully.
>> However when I issue a
>> tellnews test_access <ip address> <Emerald User Name> <Emerald Password>
>> it says Not Authorized
>> I checked the emerauthdnews.log right after this and it seems
>> to have connected to the database ok....but that's all the logging
>> I can see.
>> However if I add the same user name the Dnews user.dat file
>> the connection works fine.
>> Is there a special account type that I should add in order for this to
>> or does the .dll file just check the database for the user name and pass
>> and it doesn't care what type of account it is, as long as the account is
>> active and not expired?
>You have to create a group in the user.dat file the corresponds to
>the accounttype of the user. EmerAuth returns the accounttype as the
>group the user is in. Then DNews looks up that group (note, group
>used here is a user group, not a newsgroup) in the user.dat, to find
>out what newsgroups you have access to.
>Dale E. Reed Jr. Emerald and RadiusNT
>IEA Software, Inc.