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Bug 86323 - "User account is locked" only locks local password
Summary: "User account is locked" only locks local password
Alias: None
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: redhat-config-users
Version: 9
Hardware: All
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Brent Fox
QA Contact:
Depends On:
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Reported: 2003-03-19 19:57 UTC by Matthew Miller
Modified: 2007-04-18 16:52 UTC (History)
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Doc Type: Bug Fix
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Last Closed: 2003-05-22 22:09:28 UTC

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Description Matthew Miller 2003-03-19 19:57:22 UTC
The user account properties dialog contains a "User account is locked" checkbox
in the Account Info tab. This checkbox, however, only causes the local password
to be !!'d out -- it doesn't actually "lock" the account in the way someone
might expect. Someone using Kerberos, for example, can get in just fine.

I see two possible solutions to this. First, change the wording to say "Local
password is locked". Alternately, instead of locking with !!, change the account
to be expired.

Comment 1 Brent Fox 2003-04-03 20:31:31 UTC
Nalin, how would you recommend that we address this?

Comment 2 Nalin Dahyabhai 2003-05-22 21:14:45 UTC
For now we should just document that we're locking the local password, but
long-term we should roll Kerberos administration into the underlying management
library.  Doing that makes things *really* complicated, because you'll suddenly
run into cases where the local admin can administer local files but nothing else.

Comment 3 Matthew Miller 2003-05-22 21:41:11 UTC
Cases where the local admin can administer local files but nothing else is
pretty much the standard environment here. :)

Comment 4 Brent Fox 2003-05-22 22:09:28 UTC
I changed the string to say "Local password is locked".  Should be fixed in
redhat-config-users-1.1.6-1.  Thanks for your report.

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