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Re: [Fwd: Brief Comment: Delete user feature]

On Sat, 7 Jun 2008, Matt Domsch wrote:

> On Sat, Jun 07, 2008 at 11:19:57AM -0400, Ricky Zhou wrote:
> > On 2008-06-07 12:11:32 PM, Jeroen van Meeuwen wrote:
> > > It would be nice to have some procedure to go about deleting these dummy
> > > user accounts which will most probably never turn active.
> > I'm not sure how painful deleting old accounts are, but we are currently
> > working on the capability for users (and administrators) to mark an
> > account as inactive (which would prevent it from being used anywhere
> > unless its password is reset).  Right now, the main question is just how
> > it will appear in the interface (vs. how things like fasClient will see
> > it).
> You also want to be sure any "deleted" account details get applied to
> all systems that may have been accessed by said account.  Home dirs on
> various Fedora machines, directory permissions on any files owned by
> the now-deleted account, CVS ACLs, ...   it's non-trivial to do so
> everywhere, but proper.

Yep, my opinion is never delete accounts ever unless there's a need to.
Just disable them.


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