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  1. #1
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    Oct 2003

    Unanswered: db2 username length

    why is the max length of a username 8 characters for unix/linux (v9.5)? this seems a bit archaic for a modern RDBMS. is there a workaround?
    Last edited by dig1tal; 02-16-09 at 12:43.

  2. #2
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    Apr 2006
    Provided Answers: 11
    db2 does not maintain uid/pw this is done by the operating system
    and in windows eg administrator (>8) is supported, but I think in unix the uid is limited to 8
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  3. #3
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    Oct 2003
    in this case, the OS is AIX 5.3 TL8. you can set the max_loginame higher than 8 and connect to the server with a username greater than 8 characters.

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