[Samba] winbind usernames

Gerald (Jerry) Carter jerry at samba.org
Wed Jan 19 20:32:33 GMT 2005

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Matt Johnson wrote:
| Hi,
| I'm successfully using winbind to authenticate a
| debian sarge workstation against an nt4 server.
| Works a treat.
| However, I have an odd situation where a user logs in
| for the first time as "John Smith" and gets created a
| "John Smith" directory in /home. *Then*, if they log
| in as "john smith", they get a second directory
| created as "john smith" in /home!
| (yes, our nt4 usernames have whitespace in them, and
| yes, it's a headache - but that's another story)
| This is for a network of 600 pupils and teachers, who
| cannot remember if they logged in lowercase, uppercase
| or both.
| How can I either (i) enforce lowercase only, or (ii)
| have winbind treat "John" and "john" the same?

This was fixed in a more recent release (3.0.9 ? maybe
....check the WHATSNEW) by internally converting all
winbindd usernames and groups to lowercase regardless of
what the user typed in.

cheers, jerry
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