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):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. sudo adduser -c 'Test User' -u 11809 testuser
2. Edit /etc/shadow and set the password hash to '*'.
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.
User shows up in gdm and accounts dialog.
Bug #958537 seems to be related, but obviously the fix for that doesn't work for us.
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