April 6, 2015

RHCSA – User Account properties

Before you create a new user account, there’s a few user account properties that you need to know:


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  • usernma
  • password – in /etc/shodow, if it shows “!!” then it means that account doesn’t have a password yet. You fix this by running the “passwd username” command as the root user
  • uid
  • guid – full list of guids are available in /etc/groups file
  • home directory
  • group name – a primary group is created at the same time as the user account, and it is named after the user account’s username
  • GECOS – a description for the user.
  • home directory
  • default shell