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SP User Management (SPUM) must be set up to ensure that there is a single
user space across all nodes. It ensures that users have the same account, home
directory, and environment across all nodes in the cluster configuration.
7.3 SP User data management
The following three options may be used to manage the user data on the Cluster
1600 managed by PSSP:
SP User Management (SPUM)
Network Information System (NIS)
Manage each user individually on each machine on the network
The first two are more commonly used; SPUM is discussed in this chapter.
7.3.1 SP User Management (SPUM)
The following information is covered in this chapter:
How to set up SPUM
How to add, change, delete, and list SP users
How to change SP user passwords
SP user login and access control
7.3.2 Set up SPUM
Attributes need to be enabled, depending on which features you want to use in
the SP User Management; you can choose one of the following:
User administration
File collection
You can activate SPUM by entering the SMIT fastpath smit site_env_dialog,
depending on which attribute you want to use; set the fields to
Automounter Configuration
User Administration Interface
File Collection Management
For more detailed information about the SP User Management, see the sections
“Managing file collections”, “Managing user accounts“, or “Managing the
automounter” in PSSP Administration Guide, SA22-7348, or look in RS/6000 SP
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7.3.3 Add, change, delete, and list SP users
Using the SP User Management commands, you can add and delete users,
change account information, and set defaults for your users' home directories.
Specify the user management options you wish to use in your site environment
during the installation process, or change them later, either through SMIT panels
or by using the spsitenv command, or through SMIT by entering smit spmkuser.
The “Managing user accounts” section in the PSSP Administration Guide,
contains detailed instructions for entering site environment
The following are the steps for adding an SP user by entering smit spmkuser:
Check the /usr/lpp/ssp/bin/spmkuser.default file for defaults for primary group,
secondary groups, and initial programs.
The user’s home directory default location is retrieved from the SDR SP
class, homedir_server, and homedir_path attributes.
spmkuser only supports the following user attributes: id, pgrp, home (as in
hostname: home_directory_path format), groups, gecos, shell, and login.
A random password is generated and stored in the
/usr/lpp/ssp/config/admin/newpass.log file.
The following example shows how to list SP users using the spluser command:
spluser spuser1
The output will be as shown in Example 7-1.
Example 7-1 spluser spuser1
spuser1 id=201 pgrp=1 groups=staff home=/u/spuser1 on
sp3en0:/home/sp3en0/spuser1 shell=/bin/ksh gecos= login=true
7.3.4 Change SP user passwords
The SP user passwords may be changed in the following manner:
The user must log on to the system where the master password file is.
Normally, it is on the CWS.
Use the passwd command to change the password.
The /etc/passwd and /etc/security /password files must be updated on all

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