Delete obsolete account

Asked by Šarūnas Burdulis on 2020-06-06

Please delete my old account https://launchpad.net/~sarunas. Its associated email account <email address hidden> no longer exists and I'm not able to merge.

Thank you.

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Could you make that request as ~sarunas please, to confirm you control that account? Thanks

Šarūnas Burdulis (sarunas) said : #2

On 6/8/20 11:55 AM, Kristian Glass wrote:
> Your question #691177 on Launchpad itself changed:
> https://answers.launchpad.net/launchpad/+question/691177
>
> Kristian Glass posted a new comment:
> Could you make that request as ~sarunas please, to confirm you control
> that account? Thanks

Hello, Kristian. I don't know how to make request as ~sarunas, when I
can't login. I do still have a secret part of the SSH key in that
account, if that can be useful somehow.

If instead of deleting, ~sarunas can be merged with ~sarunasburdulis,
that would be great too.

Thank you,

Sarunas Burdulis
Systems Administrator, Dartmouth College Mathematics
https://math.dartmouth.edu/~sarunas

Tom Wardill (twom) said : #3

Hi!

Since you have access to the private part of the ssh key, we have a procedure for this:

Create a file /tmp/attest with something like "I am YOURNAME, please merge my account", then using the SSH key that you have registered on Launchpad, sign it with:

openssl dgst -sha512 -sign ~/.ssh/id_rsa /tmp/attest > /tmp/attest.sig
then base64-encode the sig and the attest file:
base64 /tmp/attest >/tmp/attest.b64
base64 /tmp/attest.sig >/tmp/attest.sig.b64

then paste both b64 files and, some
checksum for them, e.g. the output of

sha512sum attest*

(which should contain 4 lines, for each of attest, attest.sig and the
corresponding b64 files).

All this base64ing and checksumming ensures I can properly reconstruct and
verify all the files on my side, as openssl is not very verbose and it's
otherwise hard to ensure nothing gets mangled in transit.

Apologies this is a bit involved, but account merge has irrevocable consequences if it's incorrect, so we have to set a reasonably high level of confidence.

Thanks!

Šarūnas Burdulis (sarunas) said : #4

Hi, thanks for your help!

Here are the files and checksums:

$ cat attest.b64
SSBhbSDFoGFyxatuYXMgQnVyZHVsaXMsIHBsZWFzZSBtZXJnZSBteSBhY2NvdW50IH5zYXJ1bmFz
IHRvIH5zYXJ1bmFzYnVyZHVsaXMuCgo=

$ cat attest.sig.b64
MC0CFGEPTg4fdcAYufin8M39YZKaWj4PAhUArLbpml5KXXL9HOiMmuejyZ5E9nU=

$ sha512sum attest*
15027580604bfe43edbc2c239a52ce0c1f05c419cf80e79bd0aca26407fbe6e4ec5a80cc48bafd5398dcd4c3b1f46bffc58d5ada7951121fc65c3c73d1d8a7ad
 attest

5ae1b838fc8e917714ee80385ff2ce298f64007ad4aa62a44f220bdd6e642cf97e6bd61237ec6dbb51d5ea05cecea759692db4f177da3a52de16f22b620b2fb7
 attest.b64

d195ca01e84d82eacc373ea66e080e89cc2fc4816f055eb2310f4c44c647f00792435408c9b9ef3406ebc82bbcc185c8ccc5984eaf2671c45a42de4f4e9a11bf
 attest.sig

2580719281207806a43c9266897bd22e11943ce2eb26963dcd0b1d3e0026e0d723f6a8e1e8bf184e36296d6f510e5f6da36e066c823c4724204e9dfb0b98d20d
 attest.sig.b64

--
Sarunas Burdulis
Systems Administrator, Dartmouth College Mathematics
https://math.dartmouth.edu/~sarunas

On 6/12/20 9:45 AM, Tom Wardill wrote:
> Your question #691177 on Launchpad itself changed:
> https://answers.launchpad.net/launchpad/+question/691177
>
> Status: Open => Needs information
>
> Tom Wardill requested more information:
> Hi!
>
> Since you have access to the private part of the ssh key, we have a
> procedure for this:
>
> Create a file /tmp/attest with something like "I am YOURNAME, please
> merge my account", then using the SSH key that you have registered on
> Launchpad, sign it with:
>
> openssl dgst -sha512 -sign ~/.ssh/id_rsa /tmp/attest > /tmp/attest.sig
> then base64-encode the sig and the attest file:
> base64 /tmp/attest >/tmp/attest.b64
> base64 /tmp/attest.sig >/tmp/attest.sig.b64
>
> then paste both b64 files and, some
> checksum for them, e.g. the output of
>
> sha512sum attest*
>
> (which should contain 4 lines, for each of attest, attest.sig and the
> corresponding b64 files).
>
> All this base64ing and checksumming ensures I can properly reconstruct and
> verify all the files on my side, as openssl is not very verbose and it's
> otherwise hard to ensure nothing gets mangled in transit.
>
> Apologies this is a bit involved, but account merge has irrevocable
> consequences if it's incorrect, so we have to set a reasonably high
> level of confidence.
>
> Thanks!

Ioana Lasc (ilasc) said : #5

Thank you for providing that, it is all verified now.
Can you please let us know which one of the two accounts you would like us to keep for you with this merge ?

Šarūnas Burdulis (sarunas) said : #6

On 6/16/20 9:25 AM, Ioana Lasc wrote:
> Your question #691177 on Launchpad itself changed:
> https://answers.launchpad.net/launchpad/+question/691177
>
> Status: Open => Needs information
>
> Ioana Lasc requested more information:
> Thank you for providing that, it is all verified now.
> Can you please let us know which one of the two accounts you would like us to keep for you with this merge ?

If possible, I would prefer the shorter one ~sarunas, which also has
some activity history. I would need login user/pass reset as associated
email @mail.saabnet.com does not exist anymore.

--
Sarunas Burdulis
Systems Administrator, Dartmouth College Mathematics
https://math.dartmouth.edu/~sarunas

Hello again!

Your account merge was requested. You should now be able to login normally, and your Launchpad identifier will be sarunas (sarunasburdulis will be disabled).

Please, let us know if you have any other question.

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