• Subject: Re: Changing a User ID?
  • From: John Earl <johnearl@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Mon, 13 Nov 2000 15:19:20 -0800
  • Organization: The PowerTech Group


"Stone, Brad V (TC)" wrote:

> I'm asking this for a friend.  I'm not sure what the best way to handle it
> would be.  Here's the question:
> > we have a user who got married and changed her last
> > name - I am trying to
> > use CHGUSRPRF command to change USERID - but it does
> > not work,
> >
> > am I missing something here?
> Is there a way to easily just change a user profile so all the system stuff
> follows it, or you do you have to copy the user profile and do a bunch of
> housekeeping?

You can't change the UserID name, you have to delete it and recreate it instead.

A typical way to handle this is to crate a new user profile, assign all of the
owned objects to that new profile, change any internal data files that are keyed
off of the old profile name, and then delete the old profile.

As Warren Zevon is fond of singing, "It ain't that pretty at all."


John Earl                    johnearl@400security.com
The PowerTech Group      --> new number --> 253-872-7788
PowerLock Network Security   www.400security.com

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