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Remove arbitrary username length limit

point_and_click shared this idea 7 years ago
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Linux usernames can go well above 8 characters.


So the limitation is on the Cpanel side, therefore I propose either increasing or removing that limit depending on the nature of the limitation.

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In cPanel & WHM version 11.40 you can created users with 16 character user names, with the provision that Database Prefixing is disabled. As monarobase mentions, the limitation is due to MySQL.

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I belive this is not for linux user names but for mysql user names and other places where the username is used as a prefix.


"MySQL user names can be up to 16 characters long"

that leaves 8 for the Linux username + 1 for the underscore + 7 for the sql user name.

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Top and other commands will not display usernames over 8 characters and will show the UID instead

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In cPanel & WHM version 11.40 you can created users with 16 character user names, with the provision that Database Prefixing is disabled. As monarobase mentions, the limitation is due to MySQL.

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