Bug 982760 - Kerberos users are marked as system users, and don't show up in accounts dialog or gdm
Summary: Kerberos users are marked as system users, and don't show up in accounts dial...
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Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: accountsservice
Version: 19
Hardware: Unspecified
OS: Unspecified
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Matthias Clasen
QA Contact: Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
Depends On:
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Reported: 2013-07-09 19:50 UTC by Ben Webb
Modified: 2015-02-17 16:01 UTC (History)
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Last Closed: 2015-02-17 16:01:45 UTC
Type: Bug

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Description Ben Webb 2013-07-09 19:50:55 UTC
Description of problem:
We use Kerberos for authentication, but not LDAP (so users have local accounts, with a password hash of '*' in /etc/shadow). Since upgrading to Fedora 19, none of these users show up at the gdm login screen or in the users dialog.

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):

How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1. sudo adduser -c 'Test User' -u 11809 testuser
2. Edit /etc/shadow and set the password hash to '*'.

Actual results:
User does not show up in gdm, or users dialog (even if I'm currently logged in as that user!). accountsservice over dbus claims the user is a system user (again, even if I'm logged in as that user):

$ dbus-send --system --type=method_call --print-reply     --dest=org.freedesktop.Accounts     /org/freedesktop/Accounts/User11809 org.freedesktop.DBus.Properties.Get     string:"org.freedesktop.Accounts.User" string:"SystemAccount"
method return sender=:1.15 -> dest=:1.228 reply_serial=2
   variant       boolean true

Setting a local password for testuser results in it showing up as expected, and *not* being marked as a system user.

Expected results:
User shows up in gdm and accounts dialog.

Additional info:
Bug #958537 seems to be related, but obviously the fix for that doesn't work for us.

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