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[Bug 810482] New: Unicode user name
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  • Date: Wed, 20 Mar 2013 10:18:15 +0000
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Summary: Unicode user name
Classification: openSUSE
Product: openSUSE 12.3
Version: Final
Platform: i586
OS/Version: openSUSE 12.2
Status: NEW
Severity: Normal
Priority: P5 - None
Component: YaST2
AssignedTo: bnc-team-screening@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
ReportedBy: tosiara@xxxxxxxxx
QAContact: jsrain@xxxxxxxx
Found By: ---
Blocker: ---

Created an attachment (id=530621)
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Yast error

User-Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows NT 6.1; WOW64; rv:19.0) Gecko/20100101

Yast and useradd do not allow to create user with Unicode name. After
modification of CHARACTER_CLASS in /etc/login.defs useradd starts working, but
Yast still does not.

Forum thread:

Reproducible: Always

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Create user вася (Unicode Cyrillic characters)
2. error

Actual Results:
Yast shows error (see attachment)
useradd: invalid user name 'вася'

Expected Results:
Unicode user names should be allowed, like for example Ubuntu does

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