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Bug 100896 - Underscores should be supported in usernames
Underscores should be supported in usernames
Product: Red Hat Linux Beta
Classification: Retired
Component: redhat-config-users (Show other bugs)
athlon Linux
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Assigned To: Brent Fox
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Reported: 2003-07-26 17:55 EDT by Justin Churchey
Modified: 2007-03-27 00:08 EDT (History)
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Fixed In Version: 1.2.4-1
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Last Closed: 2003-12-15 19:40:45 EST
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Description Justin Churchey 2003-07-26 17:55:48 EDT
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Description of problem:
In RH 7.3, underscores were allowed in usernames.  However, when I upgraded the
system, underscores were no longer supported which caused problems with edititng
the user b/c redhat-config-users would not accept the underscores in the
usernames.  Using underscores in usernames is not unheard of nor is it advised

Allowing underscores in usernames ensures backwards compatability with older
versions of RH, ensures compatibility with other Linux distros on the same box,
if they share users and /home directories

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How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1.Run redhat-config-users
2.Add or Edit existing user
3.Use underscore in the username

Actual Results:  redhat-config-users does not accept underscores in the usernames

Expected Results:  redhat-config-users should accept underscores in the usernames

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