OpenBSD uses many of the standard UNIX user- and password-management programs, such as
vipw(8). It also includes a friendly interactive user-creation program,
adduser(8). We’ll cover
adduser first, and then look at some of the more advanced tools.
Only the root user can run
adduser. If you start
adduser at the command line without specifying any options, it drops you into a friendly interactive dialog where you can create new users.
The first time
adduser runs, it asks a series of questions to determine its default settings. It saves these default settings, but you can change the defaults later.
# adduser Couldn't find /etc/adduser.conf: creating a new adduser ...