eDirectory users having login restrictions fails to unlock the NetWare Screensaver

  • 3753497
  • 08-Nov-2007
  • 26-Apr-2012


Novell NetWare 6.5 Support Pack 6
Novell eDirectory for NetWare 6.5


Create an eDirectory user who can unlock the NetWare 6.5 console screensaver but who cannot be used to login from any workstation within the entire network;

Trying to unlock the screensaver using the credentials of the newly created user, will fail with the following error:

"The console could not be unlocked. The Username or Password is invalid."

After the user was created and the needed rights were setup in order to allow the screensaver unlock, a Network address restriction was put in place so to allow the user to login only from IP addresses off the servers that needs to be unlocked.


Fixed in NetWare 6.5 Support Pack 7.

Additional Information

A Bug was found that prevent to unlock the screensaver with any kind of login restrictions in place for the user, even if that restrictions are not really effective.