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Adding new users.

10 Adding new users.

Steps involved (usually automated).

10.1 Fields in the /etc/passwd file.

logname:passwd:uid:gid:user info:home:shell

10.2 Fields in the /etc/group file.


10.3 Choosing passwords.

One of the best algorithms to use is to take two non-related words, separate them with a punctuation character, mix in some upper-case characters, and perhaps reverse one of the words. E.g.,

10.4 Shell initialization files.

10.5 Automating account creation.

10.6 Disabling and/or removing user accounts.

10.7 Related articles

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