Im using openldap for login authentication, I have a 10.04 server and a 11.04 client.

I have 2 users set up so far, Mike and Alicia.

When I log in with alicias name, the chat status icon next to the power button says mike. Also when you open up the terminal, it says mike@alicia-linux instead of alicia@alicia-linux.

If I click on the chat icon (that says mike) and click the about me option, it says user name alicia, and gives me all of alicia's information.

I don't get it?

When I type in getent passwd i have these 2 entries on the bottom.

mike:x:1000:10000:Mike Gaffney:/home/mike:/bin/bash
alicia:x:10000:10000:Alicia Transue:/home/alicia:

and here is her information from ldap search

# alicia, people, midfifty.com
dn: uid=alicia,ou=people,dc=midfifty,dc=com
objectClass: inetOrgPerson
objectClass: posixAccount
objectClass: shadowAccount
cn: Alicia Transue
sn: Transue
uid: alicia
uidNumber: 10000
gidNumber: 10000
homeDirectory: /home/alicia

does mike showing up have something to do with the objectClass? This was just copied from a tutorial so I dont know if those are the correct settings

  • Have you checked if there are two accounts with the same UID? That could explain it. The objectClasses look correct to me. Could you include the output of id when logged in as alicia, please?
    – bseibold
    Oct 4 '11 at 16:11

I fixed it by doing an old fashioned restart, why is it that the simplest things that take up your time? Ha. Thanks though @bse

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