Bug 704488 - pam_access: group names with brackets ()
pam_access: group names with brackets ()
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: pam (Show other bugs)
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Assigned To: Tomas Mraz
Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
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Reported: 2011-05-13 07:06 EDT by Marcus Moeller
Modified: 2011-05-13 07:22 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 2011-05-13 07:14:55 EDT
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Description Marcus Moeller 2011-05-13 07:06:10 EDT
Description of problem:
We are in the situation that some of our group names contain ( and ) signs, e.g.:

mygroup (mydepartment)

Since a recent update, a new feature has been added to pam_access described as follows in the sample configuration:

# The group file is searched only when a name does not match that of the
# logged-in user. Both the user's primary group is matched, as well as
# groups in which users are explicitly listed.
# To avoid problems with accounts, which have the same name as a group,
# you can use brackets around group names '(group)' to differentiate.
# In this case, you should also set the "nodefgroup" option.

which leads to the situation that groups with brackets are not recognised correctly, anymore.
Comment 1 Tomas Mraz 2011-05-13 07:14:55 EDT
Please report the problem to the upstream request tracker:


Although I am very much skeptical of any reasonable resolution for this. I do not think () in group names are portable anyway.
Comment 2 Marcus Moeller 2011-05-13 07:22:49 EDT


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