Renaming A User

Patrick Radtke phr2101 at
Mon Mar 20 15:40:19 EST 2006

rename works fine when we've used it.

You just need to make sure their new account has a password and the  
same ACLs as the old account (for shared mailboxes).

On Mar 20, 2006, at 3:08 PM, Michael Johnson wrote:

> Hi all
> I Googled it and looked over the archives and couldn't find a  
> definitive answer, so I'm going to ask here...
> I have a user who got married and changed her name.  On the UNIX  
> side of things, the name change is pretty easy.  I can handle this  
> part.  The part where I'm having trouble is with the name change in  
> cyradm.  I found the old documentation from the O'Reilly book.   
> However, that's apparently extremely out of date.  I tried to find  
> an updated version of "Managing IMAP", but there is apparently not  
> enough call for it.  I have some pretty heavy lifting to do in the  
> next few months and would like to have a good reference.
> On a different list, someone flippantly suggested I just rename the  
> user in cyradm.  Is this prudent?  If she has a lot of sub- 
> mailboxes, will they all make it over in the newer versions of  
> cyrus?  As I recall, this wasn't completely functional at the time  
> the book was written.
> I'm running version 2.2.8 on RHEL ES3 with the 2.4.21 kernel.
> -Michael
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