Bug 177125 - useradd fails when creating users with capitals in username
useradd fails when creating users with capitals in username
Product: Red Hat Enterprise Linux 3
Classification: Red Hat
Component: shadow-utils (Show other bugs)
x86_64 Linux
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Assigned To: Peter Vrabec
David Lawrence
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Reported: 2006-01-06 10:22 EST by Justin Marie
Modified: 2007-11-30 17:07 EST (History)
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Last Closed: 2006-01-18 07:46:20 EST
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Description Justin Marie 2006-01-06 10:22:32 EST
Description of problem:
When creating a user via 'useradd', you cannot create a user with an uppercase
letter.  'useradd' fails with "useradd: invalid user name <username>"  For
instance, this fails for my attempt at using a username with mixed alpha and
numeric characters (A012345).

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How reproducible:
run 'useradd' with a username that has a capital letter

Steps to Reproduce:
1.useradd A012345
Actual results:
Fails with message "useradd: invalid user name <username>"

Expected results:
Create user account

Additional info:
This but was reported in RH9 Bug 89677
Comment 1 Peter Vrabec 2006-01-18 07:46:20 EST
This problem is going to be fixed in next update(U7) in shadow-utils-4.0.3-26.RHEL3

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