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Deleted user won't go away

1482 Views 2 Replies Latest reply: Mar 21, 2010 9:26 PM by Douglas Urner RSS
Douglas Urner Level 1 Level 1 (15 points)
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Mar 21, 2010 6:43 PM
I'm trying to delete a user on a MBP that has been configured to run mobile homes. It was authenticating against a Mini running SLS. I've deleted the account in both Workgroup Manager and in System Preferences on the MBP. Yet if I type the command "id username" in Terminal, the user's information is displayed. The same command typed on another machine (which is still talking to the server) reports "No such user."

So I think that the user's account/credentials must be cached on the MBP (since the user has been deleted through WGM and the machine is no longer bound to the directory). Does anybody know who to make the machine forget the user? I've tried clearing the caches in /System/Library and /Library.
Mac Book Pro, Mac OS X (10.6.2)
  • foilpan Level 4 Level 4 (1,385 points)
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    Mar 21, 2010 7:29 PM (in response to Douglas Urner)
    try using dscl to see if the user's still in the local directory node on the machine in question:

    dscl . -read /users/username

    if so, use dscl with the -delete option to remove it or delete the plist in /var/db/dslocal/nodes/Default/users.
    mbp 2.4, mbp 2.16, powerbook G4 1ghz, G4 400 mhz, dell test box, etc., Mac OS X (10.6.2), plain text 4 life

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