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If you're running software created explicitly for AIX, it may not
understand userids longer than 8 characters, which may be a problem in
However, in 99% of the cases I've seen, people are using PASE for open
source applications that work across all Unix & Unix-like systems
(OpenSSH is one example, Python, Node.js, PHP, Java, almost everything
that people run in PASE these days works everywhere.)
Since most Unix systems (including Linux) do not have the 8 character
limit, you're perfectly safe. I recommend enabling this envvar for
virtually everyone. The only exception is if you do have software
written explicitly for AIX, consult the company who makes the software
to be sure that it's safe.
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RE: Limiting user profiles to 8 characters, (continued)
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