Home Accessibility Courses Twitter The Mouth Facebook Resources Site Map About Us Contact
 
Python and Tcl - public course schedule [here]
Private courses on your site - see [here]
Please ask about maintenance training for Perl, PHP, Lua, etc
 
Setting up a new user - Linux or Unix

Creating a local user account on a Linux box:

1. Add an entry to /etc/passwd
2. Add an entry to /etc/shadow
3. Add an entry to /etc/group IF the user is in a new group
4. Use the passwd command to set the user's password
5. Create the user's home directory
6. Change the ownership of the user's home directory via the chown command
7. Login as the new user to check that the account works
8. Create a file via the new user's account to check he/she has write permission
9. Copy over any templates and startup files
10. Let the user know the account has been set up

The useradd command (adduser on Solaris) can take many steps out of this, and is also helpful if you're setting up an account that's to be shared between a number of Linux / Unix boxes.

As summarised on todays Linux Admin course
(written 2008-03-26, updated 2008-03-27)

 
Associated topics are indexed as below, or enter http://melksh.am/nnnn for individual articles
A161 - Web Application Deployment - Users and Groups
  [4045] Linux Web Server - User Roles, User Accounts, and shared administration - (2013-03-16)
  [2639] su or su - ... what is the difference? - (2010-02-17)
  [2491] Root is root for a reason! - (2009-11-03)
  [2301] Mistaken identity? - (2009-07-22)
  [2203] Always use su with minus. And where do programs come from? - (2009-05-27)
  [2117] Choosing a railway station fairly in PHP - (2009-04-04)
  [2103] Ask the Tutor - Open Source forum - (2009-03-25)
  [1904] Ruby, Perl, Linux, MySQL - some training notes - (2008-11-23)
  [1902] sstrwxrwxrwx - Unix and Linux file permissions - (2008-11-23)
  [1773] The Longest Possible Day - (2008-08-26)
  [1650] Looking for files with certain characteristics (Linux / Unix) - (2008-05-22)
  [1619] User and Group settings for Apache httpd web server - (2008-04-22)
  [683] Supporting users on Linux and Unix - (2006-04-13)
  [431] File permissions of Linux and Unix systems - (2005-08-31)
  [409] Functions and commands with dangerous names - (2005-08-11)


Back to
Easter Sunday at 404, The Spa
Previous and next
or
Horse's mouth home
Forward to
Keep the client experience easy - single server contact point
Some other Articles
Selling curry to the chinese takeaway
First Great Western Weekend
Please support improvements in our train service
Keep the client experience easy - single server contact point
Setting up a new user - Linux or Unix
Easter Sunday at 404, The Spa
All Change, Portsmouth Harbour
Dynamic Memory Allocation in C - calloc, realloc
String interpretation in Ruby
Some Ruby programming examples from our course
4759 posts, page by page
Link to page ... 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31, 32, 33, 34, 35, 36, 37, 38, 39, 40, 41, 42, 43, 44, 45, 46, 47, 48, 49, 50, 51, 52, 53, 54, 55, 56, 57, 58, 59, 60, 61, 62, 63, 64, 65, 66, 67, 68, 69, 70, 71, 72, 73, 74, 75, 76, 77, 78, 79, 80, 81, 82, 83, 84, 85, 86, 87, 88, 89, 90, 91, 92, 93, 94, 95, 96 at 50 posts per page


This is a page archived from The Horse's Mouth at http://www.wellho.net/horse/ - the diary and writings of Graham Ellis. Every attempt was made to provide current information at the time the page was written, but things do move forward in our business - new software releases, price changes, new techniques. Please check back via our main site for current courses, prices, versions, etc - any mention of a price in "The Horse's Mouth" cannot be taken as an offer to supply at that price.

Link to Ezine home page (for reading).
Link to Blogging home page (to add comments).

You can Add a comment or ranking to this page

© WELL HOUSE CONSULTANTS LTD., 2019: 404 The Spa • Melksham, Wiltshire • United Kingdom • SN12 6QL
PH: 01225 708225 • EMAIL: info@wellho.net • WEB: http://www.wellho.net • SKYPE: wellho

PAGE: http://www.wellho.net/mouth/1592_Set ... -Unix.html • PAGE BUILT: Sat May 27 16:49:10 2017 • BUILD SYSTEM: WomanWithCat