Numeric names are no longer supported in RHEL 7.x

Solution Verified - Updated -


  • As of the release of shadow-utils-, all numeric values are not supported. This creates issues with existing workflow, where clients have been allocated numeric usernames for SSH/SFTP/FTP services.
  • We'd like to know if there's a way to create a user with only numeric characters in RHEL 7.7?


  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) 7.x

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