[mashup-dev] A user called admin

Jonathan Marsh jonathan at wso2.com
Thu Jan 17 09:19:52 PST 2008

The point is that WSAS is doing something special and automatic with "admin" that conflicts with our first-run behavior which asks the user to name and provision his own administrator account.  We're contemplating workarounds.  Everything currently works fine from a user perspective if he chooses "administrator" or "sys" ("system" and "samples" are other pre-provisioned users).

Jonathan Marsh - http://www.wso2.com - http://auburnmarshes.spaces.live.com

> -----Original Message-----
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> On Behalf Of Dumindu Pallewela
> Sent: Thursday, January 17, 2008 7:52 AM
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> Subject: Re: [mashup-dev] A user called admin
> > preventing the addition of a user called "admin" and preventing login
> of
> > "admin" from succeeding.  I don't understand how a checkbox would
> help.
> What about "administrator", "root", "system" or perhaps "sys" which
> are used as the name of the so called "admin" user in some other
> products? What about such an assumed name in French or may be German?
> Why should "admin" be any different for *us*, the product developers?
> shouldn't it be the "primary" user's decision as to which user names
> should not be allowed? He probably can "firewall" by adding
> permission-restricted dummy accounts by the names of his choice.
> -Dumindu.
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