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aws workspaces linux user contains dangling character

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hi from Spain! Iv'e configured a Linux workspace and, when prompted for a username I wrote "qa", but the actual username created was "CORP\qa". The problem is that the added backslash can be annoying and make some scripts to fail. For instance, configuring a Github Actions self-hosted runner as a service, fails because the service unit created uses a wrong username "CORPqa" Is there any way of removing the "CORP" and let the username just be "qa"? Thanks!

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Amazon WorkSpaces requires Active Directory, so the identity will always be DOMAIN\username. If you remove CORP from the identity, you break the service.

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answered 18 days ago
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thanks for your answer! But I'm using a linux machine, why would I need AD? Where does windows fit here? I mean, what caught my eye of workspaces is that you can easily setup and connect to a linux machine. After playing with it and taking the decision of using it, I started to see that Github scripts fail to register a service break because of that character.

answered 18 days ago

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