[unisog] Single Sign On when numeric usernames are involved

Michael Holstein michael.holstein at csuohio.edu
Fri Jul 29 15:03:23 GMT 2005

I know how to setup PAM_LDAP or PAM_KRB5 to get *nix to talk to 
Microsoft's A/D .. but in our current environment, all the usernames in 
AD are numeric (ie: employee ID number -- which, fwiw, is *not* a ssn, 
thank goodness).

Problem : UNIX usernames can't start with a number.

Is there a direct way to handle this problem without using an 
intermediary (eg: metadabase in openLDAP, Sun Identity Server, etc.)?


Michael Holstein CISSP GCIA
Cleveland State University

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