Administering user accounts

Adding, copying and modifying user accounts

In the Account Manager, select an existing user from the list and/or make one of these menu selections:

To: Select
Add Users->Add New User
Copy Users->Copy Selected User
Modify Users->Modify
When adding a new user, you need to enter a name and assign a password. If you create a user, and specify that the user must change the password at the first login, you must still enter a password in the password field. The user cannot log in without a password on the first login. To assign a password see ``Setting or changing a user password''.

NOTE: The Account Manager does not automatically manage the propagation of accounts distributed via NIS; you must do this manually as described in ``Adding a new user to an NIS domain''.

You have the option of using the Host Group feature to duplicate new accounts (or make changes) across machines, but this mechanism differs from NIS and you should take care not to create conflicts using the two methods.

You can alter any of these attributes (system defaults or the values for a copied account are used if you do not):

NOTE: Remote administration (using Host -> Open Host or Host -> Open Host Group ) requires remote access permission on the machine you plan to administer. See ``Setting remote access for a user'' for more information. As on the local machine, non-root accounts must be be system owners to run the Account Manager. See ``Assigning authorizations'' for more information.

To change the system default values, select Options -> User Defaults.

WARNING: Changing default values may compromise systemwide security parameters set by the SCOadmin Security Manager.

See also:

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UnixWare 7 Release 7.1.4 - 22 April 2004