Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 91452
redhat-config-users disables accounts created with adduser
Last modified: 2006-02-21 13:53:13 EST
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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
This can be very surprising.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
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?)
This bug can lock an inexperienced user out of his newly installed system
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.
*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of 88190 ***
Changed to 'CLOSED' state since 'RESOLVED' has been deprecated.