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Is there a way to crerate a user alias?

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Last Modified: 2010-04-18
We were wondering if there's a way in Windoze 2003 to create a user alias? The idea would be that the same user could log in with 2 different names. The reason for this is that we are using token authentication with IAS, and we don't want the user to have 2 tokens.

The reason for the 2 user IDs is because the user's current one is more than 8 characters and they want to set up token authentication to a device that limits the user id to 8 characters. Setting up an alias would be an alternative to making them change their user ID on all the other systems they manage to accomodate the one that limits them to 8 characters.
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Top Expert 2006
Hi mikebernhardt,

NTLM (The Windows NT Challenge/Response authentication protocol.) only allows for the standard username or the UPN name ie user@domain.blah

AD doesnt allow for an ALIAS to be supplied        i know exchange deals with Alias's but as far as AD Authentication goes its a no go


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Top Expert 2004


Not what I wanted to hear, but that's what I expected you to say :-(

I'll wait a day or 2 to see if someone else has another opinion before I close this out.
Top Expert 2006

no worries mate - i hope im wrong for ya!!!   double checked with my mate who is an AD god and he said the same thing

cheers mate
Jay's right...I've never heard of something like that, unless you create actual RADIUS accounts that point back to the same AD account and use the RADIUS accounts to login.
Top Expert 2006

thanks :)
Thank ya
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