ADDING A USER TO THE UNIX SYSTEMS:
CREATE NEW USERS ON HAVER FIRST TO GET A UNIQUE USER ID THAT SHOULD BE USED
ON THE LINUX BOXES TO ENSURE THAT ALL UIDs MATCH BETWEEN THE VARIOUS SYSTEMS
1. Become the super user on haver.
2. Go to /etc
3. Modify the passwd file to add the new user. Follow the format from
the existing entries, incrementing the UID (user ID number) by one.
Typically the GID (group ID) will be the same as other users (500),
but there may be circumstances where a new group is created or the
user needs to be in another existing group. If a new group must be
created, you need to modify the /etc/group file, defining the new
group with a unique ID number.
4. After modifying and closing the passwd file, run 'pwconv' to merge the
passwd file with the shadow file.
5. Go to /export/home and 'cp -r new_user '. This will
create the new user home directory with all the necessary login files.
You must also 'chown -R : '
to change the ownership and group of the user directory to the user.
6. You must also have the user create a password by running
'passwd ' -- they will be prompted for a password which they
will have to enter twice for verification.
7. Have the new user login to make sure that there are not any problems.
8. On the linux boxes, you can use 'linuxconf' to create new users, but make
sure that their UIDs/GIDs match those that you specified on Haver.