13.4. User administration tasks

User administration creates users, defines or changes their attributes, and defines the security environment for the users. These topics are discussed in the following sections.

13.4.1. Adding a new user account

The mkuser command creates a new user account. The Name parameter must be a unique 8-byte or less string. By default, the mkuser command creates a standard user account. To create an administrative user account, specify the -a flag.

The mkuser command does not create password information for a user, therefore, the new accounts are disabled until the passwd command is used to add authentication information to the /etc/security/passwd file. The mkuser command only initializes the Password attribute of /etc/passwd ...

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