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Solaris™ 8 System Administrator Exam Cram™ 2 (Exams CX-310-011 and CX-310-012) by Darrell L. Ambro

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Account Administration

The Solaris 8 system controls access to data and resources by means of user and group accounts. A key system administration activity is administering user accounts and group accounts as well as the passwords associated with these accounts.

User Accounts

You can add, modify, or delete user accounts by using command-line utilities or the admintool(1M) command. Using the admintool command reduces or eliminates the possible introduction of typos and other errors that might affect all user accounts.

However, the admintool command requires a graphical user interface (GUI), and using it is more time-consuming than using the command-line utilities manually. These are the command-line utilities:

  • useradd(1M)

  • usermod(1M)

  • userdel(1M) ...

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