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Re: Failed password for invalid user

Hi Andrey,

Thanks for your answer, but I am using password-less authentication
too (with public/private keys), so /etc/password is necessary, isn't
Besides, user alias "miabuela" is working as expected. Why shouldn't
"administrator" alias work as well?


On Fri, Mar 3, 2017 at 2:48 PM, Andrey Repin <> wrote:
> Greetings, jesus san miguel!
>> I wanted to avoid case sensitive problems by duplicating users in
>> /etc/passwd,
> Just delete that file already.
>> but I find mixed results:
>> I can login as "Administrator", "MYPC+Administrator" and "miabuela",
>> but not as "administrator" despite all of them being the same Window
>> user.
>> This is an excerpt of /etc/passwd:
>> $ cat /etc/passwd | grep 500
>> SSFE009W2012+Administrator:*:197108:197121:U-SSFE009W2012\Administrator,S-1-5-21-3863157116-1840367147-1613345037-500:/home/Administrator:/bin/bash
>> miabuela:*:197108:197121:U-SSFE009W2012\Administrator,S-1-5-21-3863157116-1840367147-1613345037-500:/home/Administrator:/bin/bash
>> Administrator:*:197108:197121:U-SSFE009W2012\Administrator,S-1-5-21-3863157116-1840367147-1613345037-500:/home/Administrator:/bin/bash
>> administrator:*:197108:197121:U-SSFE009W2012\Administrator,S-1-5-21-3863157116-1840367147-1613345037-500:/home/Administrator:/bin/bash
>> #Administrator@SSFE009W2012 /etc
>> $ uname -a
>> CYGWIN_NT-6.3-WOW SSFE009W2012 2.7.0(0.306/5/3) 2017-02-12 13:13 i686 Cygwin
>> The error I get in windows log is "Failed password for invalid user
>> administrator"
> Cygwin plugs directly into Windows SAM for years already.
> You're just making it hard for yourself.
> --
> With best regards,
> Andrey Repin
> Friday, March 3, 2017 16:47:15
> Sorry for my terrible english...

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