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System Administration Guide: Basic Administration     Oracle Solaris 11 Express 11/10
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1.  Managing User Accounts and Groups (Overview)

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

Name 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

Tools for User Account 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

Setting a User's Default Path

Locale Variables

Default File Permissions (umask)

Customizing a User Initialization File

2.  Managing User Accounts and Groups (Tasks)

3.  Introduction to Shutting Down and Booting a System

4.  Shutting Down and Booting a System (Overview)

5.  Shutting Down a System (Tasks)

6.  Modifying Oracle Solaris Boot Behavior (Tasks)

7.  Booting an Oracle Solaris System (Tasks)

8.  Troubleshooting Booting an Oracle Solaris System (Tasks)

9.  Managing the Oracle Solaris Boot Archives (Tasks)

10.  x86: GRUB Based Booting (Reference)

11.  Managing Services (Overview)

12.  Managing Services (Tasks)


Tools for User Account and Group Account Management

Note - In this Oracle Solaris release, the Solaris Management Console and all its equivalent command-line tools are no longer supported.

The following table describes the available tools for user account and group management.

Table 1-6 Tools for User Account and Group Management

Tool Name
For More Information
useradd, groupadd, roleadd;
The commands that are used to add users, groups, and roles.
usermod, groupmod, rolemod
The commands that are used to modify users, groups, and roles.
userdel, groupdel, roledel
The commands that are used to delete users, groups, and roles.