Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 468137
Add username length restriction to FAQ
Last modified: 2015-01-04 18:34:32 EST
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:
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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*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of bug 646236 ***