Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 86323
"User account is locked" only locks local password
Last modified: 2007-04-18 12:52:12 EDT
The user account properties dialog contains a "User account is locked" checkbox
in the Account Info tab. This checkbox, however, only causes the local password
to be !!'d out -- it doesn't actually "lock" the account in the way someone
might expect. Someone using Kerberos, for example, can get in just fine.
I see two possible solutions to this. First, change the wording to say "Local
password is locked". Alternately, instead of locking with !!, change the account
to be expired.
Nalin, how would you recommend that we address this?
For now we should just document that we're locking the local password, but
long-term we should roll Kerberos administration into the underlying management
library. Doing that makes things *really* complicated, because you'll suddenly
run into cases where the local admin can administer local files but nothing else.
Cases where the local admin can administer local files but nothing else is
pretty much the standard environment here. :)
I changed the string to say "Local password is locked". Should be fixed in
redhat-config-users-1.1.6-1. Thanks for your report.