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From "William A. Rowe, Jr." <wr...@rowe-clan.net>
Subject Re: [PATCH] Case insensitive username matching for WIN32 and BS2000 (and OS2?)
Date Wed, 05 Dec 2007 00:19:52 GMT
Justin Erenkrantz wrote:
> 
> Why should we diverge based on the server's platform?  -- justin

+1; this is a huge concern.  I agree with others that the option to
flip to a case-insensitive username is nice, I don't think it's an
admin control (or shouldn't be tested as the admin control).

It should probably be populated by the auth mechanism itself, which
will know if it did a case insensitive compare, or a case insensitive
lookup from NIS or SQL etc.

So...

  * if there is a user flag to allow case insensitive user names, that
    must be a directive at the auth provider

  * the auth provider needs to tag the username identified as either
    case sensitive or case sensitive, for later providers such as group
    lookups to behave properly.

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