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Old 05-30-2005, 09:21 AM   #1
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Problem creating new user

I tried to create a new user in the user manager and after typing a password, exiting and editing the user settings again I see that the password only has 4 caracters. This is kind of weird, considering that it requires at least 6...
Moreover, when I try to login as user it says "Access temporarily disabled by administrator".
How can I set this straight?
Old 05-30-2005, 10:08 AM   #2
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Probably the easiest solution would be to just delete the user and start over. Sounds like you did something wrong. Also make sure the new user is included in at least one group, normally "users"

SInce you haven't bothered to list your distro in your profile info can't give anything that may be distro specific. Some distros have their little "quirks"

I've found it's much easier and faster to add/manage users from the CLI . adduser woks pretty well.
Old 05-30-2005, 02:24 PM   #3
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I'm using fedora core 3.

I tried several times creating a new user and defining its group (users). Didn't work.
What puzzles me the most is the password issue: I create pass with more than 8 letters/digits and when I edit the preferences again I only see 4 asterisks... doesn't make any sense to me considering that the systems asks for passwords>6.

Old 05-30-2005, 03:18 PM   #4
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As suggested above useradd is probably the best tool available on FC3. Just do "man useradd" for tips on how to use it.
Old 06-03-2005, 09:51 AM   #5
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It seems to me that the FC3 user manager always just shows 5 astericks regardless of how many characters you put in. So that is not indicative of your problem.
Old 06-03-2005, 03:42 PM   #6
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There are a bunch of options that you can change in the /etc/login.defs file. Inside that you have an option: PASS_MIN_LEN 5

This is one of the areas where you can adjust certain parameters.
Old 06-04-2005, 04:31 PM   #7
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Used useradd several times. Never worked.

Then I tried some research in google and found out a couple of things:

a) several fc3 users reported a bug that has something to do with system-config-users.
b) SElinux is bringing up some issues regading user managmnt as well.

Since I opted for SElinux during fc3 instalation I added SElinux=0 in grub.conf, where the boot options are.
Didn't help much.
Now I'll d/l the bug-free system-config-users rpm to (hopefuly) see this solved for good.

Thanks for the sugestions...



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