[K12OSN] Managing identical logins...

Jim Kronebusch jim at winonacotter.org
Sun Jan 30 02:49:28 UTC 2005

> We have a final issue to resolve before we can deploy the system that
> involves the way the school manages it's users. Rather then logging 
> in individually, the kids all use the same class name... which 
> creates instance collisions for Mozilla and OpenOffice. There are a 
> lot of classes and I'm using winbind/pam to do domain authentication 
> and create the home directories dynamically. This makes it easy for the
> Windows oriented admins to manage the class accounts and helped us
> sell the Linux approach in the first place.

I don't have an answer but understand your dilemma here.  In my schools with 
younger kids they cannot remember individual passwords either.  So we have 
given them a "class" username and folder to log into.  I would also be 
interested in any suggestions to solving this problem.

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