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About This Book

1.  Locating Information About Oracle Solaris Commands

2.  Managing User Accounts and Groups (Overview)

3.  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 Change Account Defaults For All Roles

How to Add a User

How to Delete a User

How to Add a Group

How to Share Home Directories That Are Created as ZFS File Systems

Manually Mounting a User's Home Directory.

4.  Booting and Shutting Down an Oracle Solaris System

5.  Working With Oracle Configuration Manager

6.  Managing Services (Overview)

7.  Managing Services (Tasks)

8.  Using the Fault Manager

9.  Managing System Information (Tasks)

10.  Managing System Processes (Tasks)

11.  Monitoring System Performance (Tasks)

12.  Managing Software Packages (Tasks)

13.  Managing Disk Use (Tasks)

14.  Scheduling System Tasks (Tasks)

15.  Setting Up and Administering Printers by Using CUPS (Tasks)

16.  Managing the System Console, Terminal Devices, and Power Services (Tasks)

17.  Managing System Crash Information (Tasks)

18.  Managing Core Files (Tasks)

19.  Troubleshooting System and Software Problems (Tasks)

20.  Troubleshooting Miscellaneous System and Software Problems (Tasks)


Setting Up and Administering User Accounts (Task Map)

For Instructions
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.
Change account defaults for all roles.
Change the default home directory and skeleton directory for all roles.
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, then assign 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 user home directories that are created as a ZFS file system. The home directory is mounted automatically when it is created and also at boot time from the SMF local file system service.