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emerany
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long username

Is there any way to create a username longer than 8 characters on a Tru64 V5.1B BL25 system running enhanced security?
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Michael Schulte zur Sur
Honored Contributor
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Re: long username

Hi,

it does not look like there is.

greetings,

Michael

Username
In Windows 2000, the Username is the user logon name. For SSO
it must meet two requirements; length and uniqueness. This also
applies to group names.
Windows 2000 can support very long user names although in
practice most users prefer short adaptations of their name and
initials, which are easier to remember and type. The maximum
length of the user name is determined by the current restriction to
eight characters in the UNIX environment.
Abdul Rahiman
Esteemed Contributor

Re: long username

Hi,

Check the sysconfigtab parameter called "login_name_max", setting a higher value should enable higher username length.

For details,
# man sys_attrs_generic

HTH,
Abdul.
No unix, no fun
Han Pilmeyer
Esteemed Contributor

Re: long username

Note however that support for long usernames was never fully completed. Therefore it may not do all you expect.