CLI, is not an option for our useradmins.....I am trying to sell this as very 
easy to use even for those of limited linux ability.....our useradmins do AD 
only which is point and click...the solution has to be very simple and gui 
driven or it will be rejected.

Also in the gui provided in 6.2 beta there is no longer that option to set the 
login that I can see, the old verison did allow that....unles its moved 
somewhere I cannot see.


Steven Jones

Technical Specialist - Linux RHCE

Victoria University, Wellington, NZ

0064 4 463 6272

From: Martin Kosek [mko...@redhat.com]
Sent: Wednesday, 12 October 2011 7:38 p.m.
To: Steven Jones
Cc: freeipa-users@redhat.com
Subject: Re: [Freeipa-users] setting user logins by "hand"

On Tue, 2011-10-11 at 22:10 +0000, Steven Jones wrote:
> Hi,
> Looks like the IPA server on RHEL6.2beta is setting user logins, I need this 
> to be a manually editable field so I can follow company policy
> So at the moment adding steven jones works out as sjones when I need jonesst1 
> set by hand.
> How do I set this please?

When you are adding a user, you have the possibility to change a
username which we provide default to.

In CLI its pretty easy:

# ipa user-add --first=Foo --last=Bar
User login [fbar]: barfoo
Added user "barfoo"
  User login: barfoo
  First name: Foo
  Last name: Bar
  Full name: Foo Bar
  Display name: Foo Bar
  Initials: FB
  Home directory: /home/barfoo
  GECOS field: Foo Bar
  Login shell: /bin/sh
  Kerberos principal: bar...@idm.lab.bos.redhat.com
  UID: 96000014
  GID: 96000001
  Keytab: False
  Password: False

In current WebUI version you can change the default user name by
clicking on the username field and changing the value.

> Also in installing ipa-server the forwarder= flag would only accept one IP 
> trying to delimit for a second with a , failed.

Options with multiple values should be entered the following way:

# ipa-dns-install --forwarder= --forwarder=

The log file for this installation can be found
in /var/log/ipaserver-install.log
This program will setup DNS for the FreeIPA Server.

This includes:
  * Configure DNS (bind)

To accept the default shown in brackets, press the Enter key.

Existing BIND configuration detected, overwrite? [no]: y
Directory Manager password:

Do you want to configure the reverse zone? [yes]:
Please specify the reverse zone name [78.16.10.in-addr.arpa.]:
Using reverse zone 78.16.10.in-addr.arpa.

The following operations may take some minutes to complete.
Please wait until the prompt is returned.

Configuring named:
  [1/9]: adding DNS container
  [2/9]: setting up our zone
  [3/9]: setting up reverse zone
  [4/9]: setting up our own record
  [5/9]: setting up kerberos principal
  [6/9]: setting up named.conf
  [7/9]: restarting named
  [8/9]: configuring named to start on boot
  [9/9]: changing resolv.conf to point to ourselves
done configuring named.
Setup complete

        You must make sure these network ports are open:
                TCP Ports:
                  * 53: bind
                UDP Ports:
                  * 53: bind

Both forwarders should be set:

# grep -A 4 forwarders /etc/named.conf
        forwarders {


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