[Samba] max. length of a username
John H Terpstra - Samba Team
jht at samba.org
Sun Jul 5 22:52:18 GMT 2009
Helmut Hullen wrote:
> how long may a valid samba username be?
> Viele Gruesse!
Usually the length of a username is limited by the host operating system.
Many older UNIX systems limit usernames to 8 characters.
Under OpenSUSE 11.2 (not yet released) it is possible to use the
"useradd" utility to add a username up to 29 characters in length. It
is possible to add that user to the tdbsam password backend using
"smbpasswd -a". That account is valid within Samba (at least using
So the answer is: "What is the limit of the operating system that is
hosting your Samba?"
- John T.
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