[Samba] authenticating NT users with space in username?

simo idra at samba.org
Tue Dec 5 14:28:06 GMT 2006

On Tue, 2006-12-05 at 08:21 -0600, James A. Dinkel wrote:
> Are you sure you are not looking at the user's full name?  I'm pretty
> sure Windows does not allow usernames with spaces.

You are pretty wrong. Windows accepts both users and groups name with
spaces (Domain Admins, Domain Users, ...).

> -----Original Message-----
> From: poisonpill
> I know it's ridiculous, but I have a userbase where every username has a
> space in it. IE: "temp user". Is it possible to use samba to
> authenticate
> these users? So far I have been able to accept usernames without spaces
> flawlessly, but not the ones with spaces.
> Any help would be appreciated, thanks!

what kind of error do you get back, can you explain step by step how to
reproduce it and how it fails?

What samba version? What OS?


Simo Sorce
Samba Team GPL Compliance Officer
email: idra at samba.org

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