Error on user (re)creation from User Manager



  • Hello all,
    during a test session of pfSense 2.0.1-RELEASE I got an error after a user create-modify-delete-recreate cycle.

    Here are the steps I did to get the error.

    • System -> User Manager -> Users menu

    • Click on '+' icon to add a new user

    • Entry mask filled as follow
      Username: myuser
      Password: mypwd
      (confirmation): mypwd

    • Click on 'Save' button
      User created correctly as expected

    • Click on 'e' button associated to newly created user in order to modify it

    • Modify the 'Username' field: myuser -> myuser1

    • Click on 'Save' button
      Username modified to 'myuser1' as expected

    • Click on 'x' icon to delete 'myuser1' user

    • Confirm deletion by clicking on 'OK' button

    • User gets removed as expected

    • Click on '+' icon to add a new user

    • Entry mask filled as follow (the same username as first added username)
      Username: myuser
      Password: mypwd
      (confirmation): mypwd

    • Click on 'Save' button

    The following error appears:

    The following input errors were detected:

    That username is reserved by the system.

    Is this the expected correct behavior?

    Thanks,
    Marco


  • Rebel Alliance Developer Netgate

    Check /etc/passwd at each step, see if the original user was ever removed from there.

    That error is probably coming from the old user still existing in /etc/passwd.

    That may have been fixed after 2.0.1



  • @jimp:

    Check /etc/passwd at each step, see if the original user was ever removed from there.

    That error is probably coming from the old user still existing in /etc/passwd.

    Yes, the old user was still present in /etc/passwd.
    Manually removing it solves the problem.

    That may have been fixed after 2.0.1

    Is there any issue tracking that fix on redmine?
    I find this which could be related but not 100% sure: http://redmine.pfsense.org/issues/2066

    Thanks for the help.
    Marco


  • Rebel Alliance Developer Netgate

    I'm not sure if that ticket was related, but the fix for that could have fixed this as well.


  • Rebel Alliance Developer Netgate

    Just checked and the deletion case was ok but not rename.

    https://github.com/bsdperimeter/pfsense/commit/bb83746870f64525e477e1ddd14adc56b894b758

    Easy fix.

    Would also fix itself on reboot when the users are cleaned up and resynced. For a quicker fix that doesn't require editing and files, go to Diagnostics > Command and run this in the PHP exec box:

    require_once("auth.inc");
    local_sync_accounts();
    

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