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dxaccounts(8)						      System Manager's Manual						     dxaccounts(8)

dxaccounts - Graphical interface for account administration SYNOPSIS
/usr/bin/X11/dxaccounts DESCRIPTION
The Account Manager application, dxaccounts, helps you manage user accounts on your Tru64 UNIX system. It operates on both base security level systems and enhanced security (C2) level systems. The Account Manager application lets you manage both the local and Network Information Service (NIS) UNIX account databases. NIS is used in order to centrally manage user accounts in a network environment. NIS lets participating systems share a common set of passwd and group files. NIS uses a client-server model. When the Advanced Server for Tru64 UNIX product is installed, the Account Manager application allows you to perform domain user account management for PC users. To start Account Manager from the CDE desktop:Choose the Application Manager from the CDE front panel. Choose the System_Admin group. Choose the DailyAdmin group. Click on the Account Manager icon. Online help is available for the dxaccounts application. To get help, click on any Help button or use the Help pull-down menu. Account Manager replaces the XSysAdmin(8) and XIsso(8) applications. RESTRICTIONS
You must have root privileges to modify system files with this application. If dxaccounts is run without root permission, you may view but not modify account information. In order to make changes to the NIS databases, you must run Account Manager on the machine designated as the NIS server. FILES
Defaults that are shared by the graphical user and command-line interfaces System and account defaults (enhanced security only) Group information for local groups Account information for local user accounts List of shells on the system Group information for NIS groups (on an NIS master) Account information for NIS user accounts (on an NIS master) Protected password authentication database files (enhanced security only) Protected password database (enhanced security only) Protected password database (enhanced security only) Account Manager application Account Manager help volume Account Manager help volume for enhanced security Directory containing Account Manager application icons Application defaults file that sets the default values for the X resources Account Manager message catalog Default directory for user account initial files SEE ALSO
Commands: auditmask(8), authck(8), groupadd(8), groupdel(8), groupmod(8), login(1), nis_intro(7), passwd(1), secsetup(8), useradd(8), userdel(8), usermod(8), XIsso(8), XSysAdmin(8) Functions: acceptable_password(3), getprpwent(3), getpwent(3) Files: authcap(4), default(4), group(4), passwd(4) Manuals: System Administration, Advanced Server for UNIX Installation and Administration, Advanced Server for UNIX Concepts and Plan- ning</docbook> dxaccounts(8)

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addgroup(8)						      System Manager's Manual						       addgroup(8)

addgroup - Adds a new group interactively SYNOPSIS
/usr/sbin/addgroup DESCRIPTION
Security Note If you have enhanced security installed on your system, you should use the dxaccounts program to add a group. See Security and the dxac- counts(8) reference page for more information. The addgroup command is an interactive program for adding new groups to the /etc/group file. The program prompts you for specific informa- tion and informs you of its activity and error conditions. Only the superuser can execute this command. The program performs the following tasks: Queries for a new group name. The default can be chosen by pressing the Return key, which will cause the program to exit without adding a new group. Enter the new group name, 8 characters or less, or Return to exit. If the new group entered already exists in the /etc/group file, the program informs you of this and cycles back to the query for a new group name. If the new group entered does not already exist, the program continues. Queries for a group number (GID) for the new group. A default GID, which is based on previously existing GID's in the /etc/group file, is displayed and can be selected by pressing the Return key. Enter a new GID or accept the default. If the new GID entered already exists in the /etc/group file, the program informs you of this and cycles back to the query for a new group number (GID). If the new GID entered does not already exist in the /etc/group file, the program uses this GID and adds the new group to the /etc/group file. At this point, the program ends. This interface has been superseded by the groupadd command-line interface, and the Account Manager (dxaccounts) graphical user interface. RESTRICTIONS
The group name is limited to eight characters. EXAMPLES
Enter a new group name or <Return> to exit: newgroup Enter a new group number [112]: FILES
Specifies the command path. Group file Lock file SEE ALSO
Commands: adduser(8), dxaccounts(8), groupadd(8), removeuser(8) Files: group(4) addgroup(8)

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