SUMMARY:username rules

From: Pandey, Abhimanyu <>
Date: Mon Jul 31 2006 - 11:39:34 EDT

> We have a requirement that all unix usernames should be capital

> letters.

> i.e. my username could be ABHIPANDEY or ABPANDEY.

> Solaris 10 1/06 does

> not like this since it needs at least one lower case character).  My

> system operator uses solaris management console and I was wondering if

> there is anyway to change the username rules so that we don't have to

> re-educate the end users about their usernames.


Everyone mentioned that I need to change this rule.  My DBA agreed.  I
have since then convinced them to change it all to lowercase.  I'll
script to  batch process the change for all users at once in /etc/passwd
and /etc/shadow and mvdir /UPPER /lower home directories.

Thanks to all:

Bill Wang

David Breneman

Kiem Nguyen

Michael Maciolek

Mohammed 10vir

Rich Teer

Abhimanyu Pandey
Information Technologies
Worcester State College
Worcester, MA 01602
Office: 508-929-8913
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