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Solaris™ 9 System Administrator Exam Cram™ 2 (Exams 310-014 and 310-015) by Darrell Ambro

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Account Administration

User and group accounts control access to the system. The administration of user accounts and group accounts along with the passwords associated with these accounts is a key system administration activity.

User Accounts

User accounts can be added, modified, or deleted using command-line utilities or by using the admintool(1M) command. Use of the admintool command reduces or eliminates the possible introduction of typos and other errors that might affect all the user accounts.

However, the admintool command requires a graphical interface and is more time consuming than using the command-line utilities manually. These command-line utilities are as follows:

  • useradd(1M)

  • usermod(1M)

  • userdel(1M)

Both the admintool command and the ...

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