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Bug 1671670 - [RFE] Allow user names to be numeric when the SHADOW_ALLOW_ALL_NUMERIC_USER environment variable is set [rhel-7.6.z]
Summary: [RFE] Allow user names to be numeric when the SHADOW_ALLOW_ALL_NUMERIC_USER e...
Alias: None
Product: Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7
Classification: Red Hat
Component: shadow-utils
Version: 7.6
Hardware: x86_64
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: rc
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Assignee: Tomas Mraz
QA Contact: Filip Dvorak
Mirek Jahoda
Depends On: 1651450
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2019-02-01 08:57 UTC by RAD team bot copy to z-stream
Modified: 2022-03-13 16:54 UTC (History)
2 users (show)

Fixed In Version: shadow-utils-
Doc Type: Release Note
Doc Text:
The useradd and groupadd commands disallow user and group names consisting purely of numeric characters since Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7.6. The reason for not allowing such names is that this can confuse potentially many tools that work with user and group names and user and group ids (which are numbers). However due to some deployments depending on allowing all-numeric user names this erratum makes useradd and groupadd commands to allow all-numeric user and group names if environment variable SHADOW_ALLOW_ALL_NUMERIC_USER is set. Please note that the all-numeric user and group names are deprecated in Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7 and the support will be completely removed in Red Hat Enterprise Linux 8.
Clone Of: 1651450
Last Closed: 2019-03-13 18:45:52 UTC
Target Upstream Version:

Attachments (Terms of Use)

System ID Private Priority Status Summary Last Updated
Red Hat Knowledge Base (Solution) 3732441 0 None None None 2019-02-01 08:57:48 UTC
Red Hat Product Errata RHEA-2019:0507 0 None None None 2019-03-13 18:45:52 UTC

Description RAD team bot copy to z-stream 2019-02-01 08:57:46 UTC
This bug has been copied from bug #1651450 and has been proposed to be backported to 7.6 z-stream (EUS).

Comment 7 errata-xmlrpc 2019-03-13 18:45:52 UTC
Since the problem described in this bug report should be
resolved in a recent advisory, it has been closed with a
resolution of ERRATA.

For information on the advisory, and where to find the updated
files, follow the link below.

If the solution does not work for you, open a new bug report.


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