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Chapter 5. Administering User Accounts and Groups


This chapter provides background information about how to set up and administer user accounts and groups. Starting with the Solaris 8 Update 3 (1/01) release, the SMC System Configuration/Users tools replace Admintool and AdminSuite.

NOTE. The Solaris Operating Environment provides the following SVR4 useradd commands: useradd, userdel, usermod, groupadd, groupmod, and groupdel. Because these commands are only minimally network-aware, they are not described in this chapter. If you want to use these commands to administer user accounts on stand-alone systems, refer to the appropriate manual pages.

Role-based access control (RBAC) is provided starting with the Solaris 8 release. See Chapter 6, "Administering Rights and Roles," for information on how to grant users selected superuser permissions. The useradd, userdel, and usermod commands have been modified to enable you to create, modify, and delete role accounts on a local system.

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