Username @ User manager too short

  • The Username value at "System/User Manager" it only accept up to 17 characters.
    This is a big problem for us since we are validating our OpenVPN with our active directory. The username nomenclature its "FirstName.LastName" and once in a while we encounter user where their user name its longer than that amount of character.
    In the other hand at the "Certificate Manager" the descriptive name would take any number of character whiteout a problem.
    We are currently on the latest version at the moment:

    2.1.5-RELEASE (i386)
    built on Mon Aug 25 07:44:26 EDT 2014
    FreeBSD 8.3-RELEASE-p16

    Thanks for your time.

  • Please, someone had also notice this problem ? Am I the only one having this issue? Is there something wrong on the way I'm configuration it?

  • did you try turning it off an on again?

    have you tried having your users login using truncated usernames?  firstname.lastnam (up to 17 characters and cutting it off)?  It's not really SSO if they have to use a different username, but apparently this is a bug in PFSense

    I would suggest opening an issue at GitHub ( but it doesn't look like PFSense allows issue tracking there.  Strange.

  • Rebel Alliance Developer Netgate

    If you are using authentication against AD for OpenVPN, why do you touch the user manager? They do not need account entries there.

    Make certificates directly under System > Cert Manager on the Certificates tab. Ignore the user manager.

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