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Managing User Accounts and User Environments in Oracle® Solaris 11.4

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Updated: April 2019

About Setting Up User Accounts

In Oracle Solaris, user accounts are created as individual ZFS file systems and ZFS datasets. Home directories are automatically placed on the /export/home file system. Users can manage their home directories such as backing them up, creating ZFS snapshots, or replacing home directory contents with those from the snapshots.

To administer 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, seeUsing 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.