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LUM authentication to SLED 10 is case-senstivie

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Environment

Novell SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop 10
Novell SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop 10 Service Pack 1
Novell Linux User Management (LUM)

Situation

SLES 10 SP1 2.6.16.53-0.16-default
novell-lum-2.2.0.14-3.7

User name to authenticate to SLED workstations are case-sensitive.

The command "id" return the following output:

HOSTNAME: id admin
id: admin: No such user

HOSTNAME: id Admin
uid=601(Admin) gid=601(LinuxUsers) groups=601(LinuxUsers)

Adding the parameter case-sensitive=no to "/etc/nam.conf" file does not change the system behaviour.

Resolution

This is working as designed.

Novell Linux User management version coming with SLED10 SP1 is case-sensitive by default and does not include the functionality to use the parameter "case-sensiitive=yes/no" in the "/etc/nam.conf" file.

If the command "man nam.conf" is issued, you can notice that"case-sensitive" is not listed as a valid parameter.

The option to turn on/off case-sensitive user names is available starting from novell-lum-2.2.0.16-2.4 that is scheduled to be delivered with SLED10 Support Pack 2.


Disclaimer

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  • Document ID:3240849
  • Creation Date:29-FEB-08
  • Modified Date:26-APR-12
    • SUSESUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop

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