Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 17867
RHN does not check to see if a user exists
Last modified: 2008-05-01 11:37:58 EDT
There is no selection for RHN client under component selection, so I used
The RHN registration tool does not check with the website to see if a user
exists. Therefore, it is possible for someone to submit a username that
already exists (but is not their own). (rhnreg.py, gui.py?)
If an already existing user name is used, the user is blocked from
accessing their RHN account -- they get the error:
Username or password is incorrect
when they attempt to log into the web server to access their RHN pages
(www.redhat.com/network). This error is true, of course, but there is no
indication that the user account already exists (and doesn't belong to them).
This is wrong -- my fault, it must've been something about the "panic" account
that I tried to use. I'll close it out.