[K12OSN] Managing identical logins...

norbert bear2bar at netscape.net
Sun Jan 30 20:06:20 UTC 2005

robark at telus.net wrote:

> Tom Lisjac wrote:
>> 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.
> At my school I took a black  marker and wrote 1,2,3,... on all the 
> computer monitors. The login can be comp1, comp2, ... and the 
> passwords are all the same. No problems with Mozilla or OOo.

Actually the problem with "comp1, etc" is that kids realise quickly that 
they can use the same login as another & create havoc....
Hence a script or untility that limits the "username" to a single login 
without "kicking" out the previous one would be great....... hint...


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