SnipIT No 2: Lock/Unlock User Account in Solaris

SnipIT is a series of short blogs containing useful information in an easily digestible format. When logged in as root you can lock and unlock a user account with the passwd command. Lock an Account passwd -l Unlock an Account passwd -u Confirmation of either change is then shown: passwd: password information changed for

SnipIT No 1: Checking Permissions in Solaris

SnipIT is a series of short blogs containing useful information in an easily digestible format. First up; How to check permissions of files and folders in Solaris. This may seem obvious to some but to new-comers it should prove useful. File Permissions ls -al The a option lists all the files in the directory, including hidden files (those that start […]

Basic User Administration in Solaris

Here are some pointers on performing basic user administration in Solaris, e.g. adding and removing/deleting a user. The commands useradd, usermod and userdel are available from /usr/sbin when logged in as a user with root privileges. To Add a User useradd -u 1001 -d /export/home/timb -m -s /bin/bash -c “Tim Bow” -g 100 timb -u the numeric user id, must […]