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Managing User Accounts and User Environments in Oracle® Solaris 11.4

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Updated: August 2021

About Setting Up User Accounts

Oracle Solaris typically creates a user account home directory as an individual ZFS file system and a ZFS dataset that are mounted under the /export/home file system. As a result, you can back up each home directory, create a ZFS snapshot of it, and replace its contents from a snapshot.

To administer a user account, you must have the appropriate rights profile such as the User Management rights profile. The tasks in this guide assumes that you have these rights. For more information, see Using Your Assigned Administrative Rights in Securing Users and Processes in Oracle Solaris 11.4.

If you are setting up user accounts by using LDAP, you would need to specify LDAP as the repository for user information. Then you can assign user attributes to the user accounts. For more information, see How to Assign Default User Attributes for LDAP Accounts.

For security, you can label processes and files that would control user access to sensitive files. See Chapter 6, Labeling Processes for Data Loss Protection in Securing Users and Processes in Oracle Solaris 11.4.