Alexander Bokovoy via FreeIPA-users schreef op 10-10-2018 12:47:
On ke, 10 loka 2018, Winfried de Heiden via FreeIPA-users wrote:
> Hi all,
> The Red Hat manual is not too clear about this
> IdM supports user names that can be described by the following regular
> User names ending with the trailing dollar sign ($) are supported to
> enable Samba 3.x machine support.
> If you add a user whose user name contains uppercase characters, IdM
> automatically converts the name to lowercase when saving it.
> Therefore, IdM always requires users to enter their user names all
> lowercase when logging in. Additionally, it is not possible to add
> users whose user names only differ in letter casing, such as user and
> Having co-workers from different countries using different languages
> we want to avoid "strange" character from Cyrilic, German, Hindoi etc.
> Reading the docs, it suggest only plain UTF ASCII is supported, no
> "strange" characters. Correct? Or else: how to avoid/not allow non
> standard ASCII usernames?
ASCII, not UTF(-8). See a good presentation by Paul Gorman on the
While we can store UTF-8 in 'uid' attribute in LDAP, POSIX systems are
what practically limits us here.
OK, it's stored in UTF-8, which supports an awfull lot of characters...
But IPA seems to protect us:
ipa user-add --first="ßuper" --last="üser" ßuperüser
ipa: ERROR: invalid 'login': may only include letters, numbers, _, -, .