Bug 91452 - redhat-config-users disables accounts created with adduser
redhat-config-users disables accounts created with adduser
Status: CLOSED DUPLICATE of bug 88190
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: redhat-config-users (Show other bugs)
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Assigned To: Brent Fox
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Blocks: 100524
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Reported: 2003-05-22 15:10 EDT by Joe Parks
Modified: 2006-02-21 13:53 EST (History)
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Description Joe Parks 2003-05-22 15:10:56 EDT
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User-Agent: Mozilla/5.0 Galeon/1.2.7 (X11; Linux i686; U;) Gecko/20030131

Description of problem:
The Red Hat User Manager's "User Properties" dialog's "Password Info" tab
apparently defaults to having "Enable Password Expiration" checked but "Days
Before Account Inactive" set to 0 for accounts created from the commandline
utility "adduser" (including the default account created at install time).  So
if a user tabs past that when adding a group membership the account is suddenly
disabled.

This can be very surprising.

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
redhat-config-users-1.1.5-7

How reproducible:
Always

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Create a test user with the 'adduser' command.
2. Examine that user's properties with redhat-config-users.
3. Click the "Password Info" tab.
4. Click "OK"


Actual Results:  Account is disabled

Expected Results:  Account should NOT have been disabled:  The user account
should have continued functioning in the same manner it was BEFORE using the
utility.  (Better Defaults?)

Additional info:

This bug can lock an inexperienced user out of his newly installed system
completely.
Comment 1 Brent Fox 2003-07-23 01:48:31 EDT
Part of the problem seems to be that the data I'm getting back from libuser
isn't an accurate portrayal of what's in /etc/shadow.
Comment 2 Brent Fox 2003-12-01 15:32:23 EST

*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of 88190 ***
Comment 3 Red Hat Bugzilla 2006-02-21 13:53:13 EST
Changed to 'CLOSED' state since 'RESOLVED' has been deprecated.

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