System Administration Guide, Volume 1

How to Add a New User Account

  1. (Optional) Fill out the user information data sheet on "User Information Data Sheet".

  2. Start Admintool, if it's not already running.

    See "How to Start Admintool" for more information.

  3. Choose Add from the Edit menu.

    The Add User window is displayed.

  4. Fill in the Add User window.

    If you need information to complete a field, click the Help button to see field definitions for this window.

  5. Click OK.

    The list of user accounts displayed in the Users main window is updated to include the new user account.

Where to Go From Here

If you created a user's home directory, you must share the directory so the user's system can remotely mount it. See "How to Share a User's Home Directory" for detailed instructions.

If disk space is limited, you can set up a disk quota for the user in the file system containing the user's home directory. See "Managing Quotas (Tasks)" in System Administration Guide, Volume 2 for information on setting disk quotas.

Example--Adding a New User Account

The following example adds the user kryten to the system.