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About This Book

1.  Locating Information About Oracle Solaris Commands

2.  Managing User Accounts and Groups (Overview)

What's New in User Accounts and Groups?

Removal of Support for Solaris Management Console

Default Password Hashing Algorithm

What Are User Accounts and Groups?

User Account Components

User (Login) Names

User ID Numbers

Using Large User IDs and Group IDs

UNIX Groups

User Passwords

Home Directories

Naming Services

User's Work Environment

Guidelines for Assigning User Names, User IDs, and Group IDs

Where User Account and Group Information Is Stored

Fields in the passwd File

Default passwd File

Fields in the shadow File

Fields in the group File

Default group File

Command-Line Tools for User and Group Account Management

Customizing a User's Work Environment

Using Site Initialization Files

Avoiding Local System References

Shell Features

Bash and ksh93 Shell History

Bash and ksh93 Shell Environment Variables

Customizing the Bash Shell

About the MANPATH Environment Variable

The PATH Variable

Setting Path Guidelines

Locale Variables

Default File Permissions (umask)

Customizing a User Initialization File

3.  Managing User Accounts and Groups (Tasks)

4.  Booting and Shutting Down an Oracle Solaris System

5.  Working With Oracle Configuration Manager

6.  Managing Services (Overview)

7.  Managing Services (Tasks)

8.  Using the Fault Manager

9.  Managing System Information (Tasks)

10.  Managing System Processes (Tasks)

11.  Monitoring System Performance (Tasks)

12.  Managing Software Packages (Tasks)

13.  Managing Disk Use (Tasks)

14.  Scheduling System Tasks (Tasks)

15.  Setting Up and Administering Printers by Using CUPS (Tasks)

16.  Managing the System Console, Terminal Devices, and Power Services (Tasks)

17.  Managing System Crash Information (Tasks)

18.  Managing Core Files (Tasks)

19.  Troubleshooting System and Software Problems (Tasks)

20.  Troubleshooting Miscellaneous System and Software Problems (Tasks)


What's New in User Accounts and Groups?

The following features are new or changed in Oracle Solaris 11.

Removal of Support for Solaris Management Console

Note - The Solaris Management Console graphical tool that is used to manage users, groups, roles, and rights is no longer supported. All of the equivalent Solaris Management Console command-line tools are also not supported in Oracle Solaris 11. To create and manage users, groups, roles, and rights, use the command-line tools that are described or referenced within this chapter.

Default Password Hashing Algorithm

The default password hashing algorithm in Oracle Solaris 11 has been changed to SHA256. The password hash for the user is similar to the following:


The eight character limitation on passwords applies only to passwords that use the older crypts_unix(5) algorithm, which has been preserved for backwards compatibility with any existing passwd file entries and NIS maps.