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Username changes

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Use this page as a checklist for updating usernames (such as in the case of a legal name change).

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)
    • Change username (uid) and name (cn, sn, givenName) fields
    • If user is in any LDAP groups, make sure to change the memberUid fields to match the new username. If the user has LDAP admin, make sure to change the member field under cn=ldapadmins,dc=csl,dc=tjhsst,dc=edu.
  9. Intranet LDAP (iodine-ldap)
    • Change username (iodineUid) and name (cn, sn, givenName, displayName) fields
  10. If the user is a sysadmin or has an active CSL principal for some other reason, update the name of that principal as well as any .k5login entries for gaining root
  11. 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, Smith or Casey)