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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)

2.  Managing User Accounts and Groups (Tasks)

Setting Up and Administering User Accounts (Task Map)

Setting Up User Accounts

Gathering User Information

How to Customize User Initialization Files

How to Set Account Defaults

How to Add a User

How to Delete a User

How to Add a Role

How to Add a Group

How to Share a User's Home Directory

Manually Mounting a User's Home Directory.

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)


Setting Up and Administering User Accounts (Task Map)

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Gather user information.
Use a standard form to gather user information to help you keep user information organized.
Customize user initialization files.
You can set up user initialization files, so that you can provide new users with consistent environments.
Set up user account defaults.
Before adding a user, you must correctly set up the user account defaults.
Create a user account.
Using the account defaults that you set up, create a local user by using the useradd command.
Delete a user account.
You can delete a user account by using the userdel command.
Create a role to perform an administrative task.
Using the account defaults that you set up, create a local role, so that the user can perform a specific administrative command or task.
Create a group.
To create a new group, use the groupadd command.
Add security attributes to a user account.
After you set up a local user account, you can add the required security attributes.
Share a user's home directory.
You must share the user's home directory, so that the directory can be remotely mounted from the user's system.
Manually mount a user's home directory.
Typically, you do not need to manually mount a user's home directory. A home directory that is created as a ZFS file system is mounted automatically when it is created and also at boot time from the Service Management Facility (SMF) local file system service.