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Updating Authentication Databases...ERROR

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by jefferyw18, May 15, 2009.

  1. jefferyw18

    jefferyw18 Well-Known Member

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    Code:
    root@redhat [~]# /scripts/wwwacct mydomain.com pretty **********
    +===================================+
    | New Account Info                  |
    +===================================+
    | Domain: mydomain.com
    | UserName: pretty
    | PassWord: **********
    +===================================+
    
    This ok? y
    Checking input data......Done
    WWWAcct 12.1.0 (c) 1997-2008 cPanel, Inc.......Done
    Running pre creation script (/scripts/prewwwacct)......Done
    Adding User......Done
    Copying skel files from /root/cpanel3-skel/ to /home/pretty/......Done
    Adding Entries to httpd.conf......Done
    Setting up Mail & Local Domains......Done
    Configuring DNS......Done
    Restarting apache......Done
    Updating Authentication Databases...ERROR:  CREATE USER: user name "pretty" already exists
    ...Done
    Verifying MX Records and Setting up Databases......Done
    Setting up Frontpage<sup>&reg;</sup>......Done
    Setting up Proxy Subdomains......Done
    Sending Account Information...Notification => crazyjeff17@hotmail.com via EMAIL [level => 3]
    ...Done
    Running post creation scripts (/scripts/legacypostwwwacct, /scripts/postwwwacct, /scripts/postwwwacctuser)......Done
    Setting up Domain Pointers......Done
    Setting Reseller Privs......Done
    Account Creation Complete!!!......Done
    Account Creation Ok
     
    #1 jefferyw18, May 15, 2009
    Last edited: May 15, 2009
  2. cPanelDavidG

    cPanelDavidG Technical Product Specialist

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    This error indicates this username already exists. Have you tried using a different username?

    PS: You may want to remove your email address from your post, this forum is publicly visible.
     
  3. jefferyw18

    jefferyw18 Well-Known Member

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    im not concerned about my e-mail as its in my forums profile..

    as for the user error... it didn't already exist, how do I check in the future if a user exits or not?

    does it search /etc/passwd for valid users?
     
  4. cPanelDavidG

    cPanelDavidG Technical Product Specialist

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    I'm not sure about the technical details of how cPanel/WHM detects a user existing. However, as all cPanel users are also unix users, detecting if the unix user exists is one method of checking this.
     
  5. cPanelKenneth

    cPanelKenneth cPanel Development
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    That error looks like it is coming from MySQL or PostgreSQL.
     
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