10.6. How to Add Kiosk User Accounts

This procedure describes how to add more kiosk user accounts to the user account pool. You can increase the number of kiosk user accounts even while there are existing kiosk sessions.

See Section 10.3, “Kiosk User Accounts” for more details.


The kiosk user accounts in the kiosk user pool must have contiguous user IDs. If any user accounts were added after the configuration of the initial pool of kiosk user accounts, you cannot use the kioskuseradm extend command. The extend option relies on kiosk user accounts with contiguous user IDs.

To work around this issue, you must delete all the kiosk user accounts and recreate them by using the kioskuseradm delete and kioskuseradm create commands, respectively. This process requires you to stop the Sun Ray services on the Sun Ray server. If you have a failover group, performing these steps on each Sun Ray server separately will avoid user downtime.

  1. Become superuser on the Sun Ray server.

  2. Increase the number of kiosk user accounts.

    # /opt/SUNWkio/bin/kioskuseradm extend -c number_of_new_users