System Administration Guide: Basic Administration

ProcedureHow to Add a User With the Solaris Management Console's Users Tool

Use the following procedure to add a user with the Solaris Management Console's Users tool.

  1. Become superuser or assume an equivalent role.

    Roles contain authorizations and privileged commands. For more information about roles, see Configuring RBAC (Task Map) in System Administration Guide: Security Services.

  2. Start the Solaris Management Console.

    # /usr/sadm/bin/smc &

    For more information on starting the Solaris Management Console, see How to Start the Console as Superuser or as a Role or How to Start the Solaris Management Console in a Name Service Environment.

  3. Click the This Computer icon under the Management Tools icon in the Navigation pane.

    A list of categories is displayed.

  4. (Optional) Select the appropriate toolbox for your name service environment.

  5. Click the System Configuration icon.

  6. Click the User icon and provide the superuser password or the role password.

  7. Click the User Accounts icon.

    Use the Context help to add a user to the system.

  8. Select Add User⇒With Wizard from the Action menu.

    Click Next between the steps below.

    1. Identify the user name or login name at the User Name prompt.

      For example, kryten

    2. (Optional) Identify the user's full name at the Full Name prompt.

      For example, kryten series 3000.

    3. (Optional) Provide a further description of this user at the Description prompt.

    4. Provide the user ID at the User ID Number prompt.

      For example, 1001.

    5. Select the User Must Use This Password At First Login option.

      Provide a password for the user at the Password prompt and then confirm the password at the Confirm Password prompt.

    6. Select the user's primary group.

      For example, mechanoids.

    7. Create the user's home directory by accepting the defaults at the Server and Path prompts.

    8. Specify the mail server.

    9. Review the information you provided and go back to correct the information, if necessary. Otherwise, click Finish.