System Administration Guide: Basic Administration

ProcedureHow to Create the First Role (Primary Administrator)

This procedure describes how to create the Primary Administrator role and then assign it to your user account. This procedure assumes that your user account is already created.

  1. Start the console as yourself.

    % /usr/sadm/bin/smc &

    For additional information about starting the console, see How to Start the Console as Superuser or as a Role.

    The console online help provides more information about creating a user account for yourself.

  2. Click the This Computer icon in the Navigation pane.

  3. Click System Configuration ->Users -> Administrative Roles.

  4. Click Action ->Add Administrative Role.

    The Add Administrative Role wizard opens.

  5. Create the Primary Administrator role with the Administrative Role wizard by following these steps:

    1. Identify the role name, which includes the full role name, description, role ID number, role shell, and whether you want to create a role mailing list. Click Next.

    2. Set and confirm the role password, then click Next.

    3. Select the Primary Administrator right from the Available Rights column, add it to Granted Rights column.

    4. Click Next.

    5. Select the home directory for the role, then click Next.

    6. Assign yourself to the list of users who can assume the role, then click Next.

    If necessary, see Table 2–2 for a description of the role fields.

  6. Click Finish.