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HPUX 11.31 Local username length restriction

 
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HPUX 11.31 Local username length restriction

Does anybody know if there is a workaround for the limitation on the local username length?  It can be no longer than 8 characters long.  We have a desire to have this longer.

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Re: HPUX 11.31 Local username length restriction

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Re: HPUX 11.31 Local username length restriction

There should be a command on 11.31 systems called 'lugadmin'.  This command allows you to enable, disable, or check the status of long user names.

 

For example:

 

# lugadmin

64

 

This shows that long usernames are disabled.  If the command returned 256 then that would indicate that long usernames are enabled.

 

To enable long usernames do 'lugadmin -e'.  However, there are some caveats to this.  Read through the 'lugadmin' man page before enabling long usernames.

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Re: HPUX 11.31 Local username length restriction

Thanks!