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|Transitioning From Oracle Solaris 10 to Oracle Solaris 11.1 Oracle Solaris 11.1 Information Library|
Oracle Solaris 11 introduces several important changes to how user accounts are set up and managed, as well as changes to the default user environment.
Some key changes in this release include the following:
Tools for creating and managing user accounts – In Oracle Solaris 11, user accounts are managed solely by using command-line tools, such as the useradd, usermod, and userdel commands. The Solaris Management Console GUI and its associated command-line, for example, the smc and smuser commands, are no longer available. Starting with Oracle Solaris 11.1, the User Manager GUI provides capability that is similar to Solaris Management Console. The User Manager GUI can be used to create and manage users from the desktop.
Default user shell and path – Oracle Solaris 11 provides more familiarity with Linux and Berkeley Software Distribution (BSD) operating systems. As a result, the default user shell and path have been changed, See Default Login Shell and PATH Environment Variable.
Administrative command locations – Administrative commands have moved from /sbin to /usr/sbin.
Development tools locations – Development tools have moved from /usr/ccs/bin to /usr/bin.