#3509 Change password module does not limit by secondary group

1.490
closed-fixed
5
2009-10-23
2009-09-29
Anonymous
No

The Change Password module shows options to limit the users a particular webmin user can change passwords for by various means. One of them is by the user's primary group. This option shows a check box allowing it to use secondary groups as well. This function does not work. When a user so limited attempts to open the Change Password module, he receives an error that there are no users he has permission to change passwords for, even though there are several dozen users with secondary group membership in the specified group.

www.webmin.com claims this module supports all OSes other than Windows.

AIX 5.3
webmin 1.430 and 1.490

Discussion

  • Jamie Cameron

    Jamie Cameron - 2009-09-29

    Hmm, this works fine for me with Webmin 1.490 on Linux. But this may be some AIX-specific issue..

    If you run the following command, what does it output :

    perl -e 'print join(":", getgrnam("mygroup")),"\n"'

    Replacing mygroup with the group name.

     
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    Anonymous - 2009-10-20

    It shows my group, with the correct group members.

     
  • Jamie Cameron

    Jamie Cameron - 2009-10-21

    Are the users separated by commas or spaces?

     
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    Anonymous - 2009-10-22

    In the /etc/group file it's commas, but the perl command returns with spaces.

     
  • Jamie Cameron

    Jamie Cameron - 2009-10-23

    Ok, thanks .. I see the bug now. I will fix this in the next Webmin release.

     
  • Jamie Cameron

    Jamie Cameron - 2009-10-23
    • status: open --> closed-fixed
     

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