Bug 240784 - cannot create users with an @ in the userid
Summary: cannot create users with an @ in the userid
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Product: Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5
Classification: Red Hat
Component: shadow-utils   
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Version: 5.0
Hardware: All
OS: Linux
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Assignee: Peter Vrabec
QA Contact: David Lawrence
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Reported: 2007-05-21 16:48 UTC by Benjamin LaHaise
Modified: 2008-05-07 15:38 UTC (History)
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Last Closed: 2008-05-07 15:38:35 UTC
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accept @ in userids in shadow-utils (442 bytes, patch)
2007-05-21 16:48 UTC, Benjamin LaHaise
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Description Benjamin LaHaise 2007-05-21 16:48:09 UTC
Attempting to create a user with the userid foo@bar.com via adduser is rejected
as being an invalid userid.  Userids with @ in them are required for hosting
applications where mailboxes for many domains are hosted using dovecot,
saslauthd and postfix.  A simple patch to accept these ids is attached.

Comment 1 Benjamin LaHaise 2007-05-21 16:48:09 UTC
Created attachment 155112 [details]
accept @ in userids in shadow-utils

Comment 2 Peter Vrabec 2008-05-07 15:38:35 UTC
I'm sorry I can't accept this change. usernames should follow POSIX standards 
or at least some RHEL conventions. You can propose this change on fedora-devel 
mailing-list and if there is some consensus about it, I'm free to commit the 

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