Username changes

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Use this page as a checklist for updating usernames.

The following items need to be updated when a username change is requested:

  1. Active Directory (handled by Windows IT staff)
  2. rename AFS username (pts) (ex: pts rename bnhouston bnferrick)
  3. cd to rewrite user location (ex: cd /afs/csl.tjhsst.edu/.staff)
  4. remove old mountpoint (ex: fs rmmount bnhouston)
  5. rename AFS home directory volume name (vos) (ex: vos rename staff.bnhouston staff.bnferrick)
  6. remake AFS home directory mountpoint read-write (ex: fs mkmount bnferrick staff.bnferrick -rw)
  7. release read-write user location (ex: vos release staff)
  8. NSS LDAP (gecos, homeDirectory) (ex: look at getent passwd bnferrick and fix it if necessary)
    • Verify username (uid) and name (cn, sn, givenName) fields; they should automatically be updated by Identity Synchronization for Windows. If they were not, it may be time for a reinstall of ISW.
  9. Intranet LDAP (username, name fields); in the future if LDAP is moved to Sun LDAP + ISW, all of these changes will become automatic and need only be verified
  10. Mail (the sync script will make a new account, as if there were a new user; the old user's data needs to be moved to the new user's home directory on the mail system)