Renaming A User

Kai Wang kwang at
Wed Mar 22 12:41:34 EST 2006


How do you know if a user is logged in?

Simon Matter 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 that's apparently extremely out of date.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.
> You need 'allowusermoves: yes' in /etc/imapd.conf to make renaming work.
> Then, when you rename, make absolutely sure the user is not logged in
> while renaming in cyradm.
> Simon
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