Why a user can not change its username ?

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cblin
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Why a user can not change its username ?

Postby cblin » Tue May 31, 2011 10:38 am

Hi,

When an administrator creates a new user, then he must choose a username and a password. That is fine for me if the user can change these details later.
However, the user can not change the username but only the password...
What is the reason for this behavior ?
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Re: Why a user can not change its username ?

Postby mschering » Mon Jun 06, 2011 2:56 pm

Because a lot of things depend on the username we choose to leave it alone. On most systems you can't change the username either.
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Re: Why a user can not change its username ?

Postby cblin » Mon Jun 06, 2011 3:48 pm

Can you elaborate on "a lot of things depend on the username".

I thought that changing the username will simply require to re-authenticate on each system (ex: caldav, webdav). I do not see where this is not the case ?

My use case is to provide the users with login/passwords they will easily remember (instead of being choosen by the admin).
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Re: Why a user can not change its username ?

Postby mschering » Tue Jun 14, 2011 7:03 am

For example the home directory is /home/govhosts/username
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