Novell Client "Allow Dots in User Name" may cause unneeded "\" to be passed to ZCM for authentication

  • 7000588
  • 23-Mar-2012
  • 30-Apr-2012

Environment

Novell ZENworks 10 Configuration Management
Novell ZENworks 11 Configuration Management
Novell ZENworks 11 Configuration Management Support Pack 1 - ZCM 11 SP1

Situation

Enabling "Allow Dots in User Name"  may cause an extra "\" to be passed to the ZCM if a DOT is in the user name, preventing pass-through authentication.

Resolution

ZCM 10.3: This is fixed in version 10.3.4 - see KB 7008244 "ZENworks Configuration Management 10.3.4 - update information and list of fixes" which can be found at https://www.novell.com/support

ZCM 11.x: This is fixed in version 11.2 - see KB 7010044 "ZENworks Configuration Management 11.2 - update information and list of fixes" which can be found at https://www.novell.com/support

Cause

The Novell Client adds a "\" escape character to allow for authentication and then passes the escape character to the ZCM agent, but the ZCM agent does not clear out the escape character.

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