Dotted context is improperly passed from Novell Client to ZCM's passive user authentication

  • 7010724
  • 31-Aug-2012
  • 02-Apr-2013


Novell ZENworks Configuration Management 11.2 Authentication


Dotted context is not properly passed from Novell Client into ZCM passive login, even when Novell Client is configured with "Allow Dots" set to "Off".

For instance, joeuser.sales is entered into the Novell Client login, and joeuser.sales is passed directly to ZCM.
In reality, only 'joeuser' should be passed into ZCM. As "Allow Dots" in the Novell Client is set to "Off" and should therefore pass only the user name into ZCM user authentication.


This is fixed in version 11.2.2 - see KB 7010757 "ZENworks Configuration Management 11.2.2 - update information and list of fixes" which can be found at

Workaround: if it is not possible to upgrade to ZCM 11.2.2 at this time, in the interim, Novell has made a Patch available for testing, as part of a Monthly patch update: it can be obtained at as "ZCM 11.2.1 Monthly Update 2 - see TID 7010729". This update should only be applied if the symptoms above are being experienced, and are causing problems.Please report any problems encountered when using this Patch, by using the feedback link on this TID.