Bug 468137 - Add username length restriction to FAQ
Add username length restriction to FAQ
Status: CLOSED DUPLICATE of bug 646236
Product: freeIPA
Classification: Community
Component: Documentation (Show other bugs)
All Linux
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Assigned To: David O'Brien
Chandrasekar Kannan
: Documentation
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Blocks: 489811 646217 646236
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Reported: 2008-10-23 00:49 EDT by David O'Brien
Modified: 2015-01-04 18:34 EST (History)
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: 646236 (view as bug list)
Last Closed: 2010-11-25 22:24:42 EST
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Description David O'Brien 2008-10-23 00:49:53 EDT
Description of problem:

Q:  quick question regarding the username length:
When we use "ipa-adduser" to create a new user, the username can not be longer than 8 chars, what is the particular reason for this? and How can i change it ? 

A: It is a setting in the policy. You can modify it either in the UI or on the command-line with:

ipa-defaultoptions --maxusername=INT 

The reason for it is that some non-Linux OSs have limitations on the length of the username so we went with the lowest-common denominator. 

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Comment 2 David O'Brien 2010-11-25 22:24:42 EST

*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of bug 646236 ***

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