Adding a user twice to Solaris OS


 
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Old 04-09-2010
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is it possible to add a user twice to solaris server with the same id? i have been added twice in the past week and that is messing up one application that i am using which authenticate against the os.
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Old 04-09-2010
why(???) should this work? the uid has to be unique!
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Old 04-09-2010
It is possible by directly editing the password file and has some use case (creating aliases with a different password). The command lines will refuse doing it though.
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Old 04-09-2010
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Originally Posted by jlliagre
It is possible by directly editing the password file and has some use case (creating aliases with a different password). The command lines will refuse doing it though.
and what is the possible use for such aliases? different UID & passwd - same username?
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Old 04-09-2010
Just the opposite, same uid but different username/password.
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Old 04-09-2010
but...what for? Smilie i cannot pin any practical use for such...
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Old 04-10-2010
Let say you want to temporarily allow some user to log in under someone else account without changing that other user's password. You create an alias with a different username/password but all remaining fields identical and you tell the first user to use it. The regular user account is unaffected.
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