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Operating Systems Solaris add administrator user to system
# 1  
Old 09-25-2009
add administrator user to system


I have a new job and I need change the last user administrator, I dont know if is easier change some things about this user or add my user in the group with every permission, how can I do it. I dont know which is the group. I think is no only useradd en after modify /etc/passwd.

Tank you
# 2  
Old 09-25-2009
It is unclear what you are asking for.

Is this about root and root aliases, "Primary Administrator" profile, "root" role or a group that would grant some privileges on your system ?

Also, what Solaris release are you using ?
# 3  
Old 09-25-2009
Sure tanks

I need to create a new root user with all permissions as an administrator but the root user already exists with this identification card but I want to change the number of that card for my number and change the password. Or the other would create a new user.

Which is better, thanks
# 4  
Old 09-25-2009
What identification card are you referring to ?

What Solaris release are you using (cat /etc/release) ?
# 5  
Old 09-25-2009
The identification is a name is no important,

How can create one administrator user? and password? tanks

---------- Post updated at 02:52 PM ---------- Previous update was at 02:50 PM ----------

# cat /etc/release
Solaris 10 8/07 s10s_u4wos_12b SPARC
Copyright 2007 Sun Microsystems, Inc. All Rights Reserved.
Use is subject to license terms.
Assembled 16 August 2007

Last edited by cata; 09-25-2009 at 04:50 PM.. Reason: is solaris 10
# 6  
Old 09-25-2009
There are several ways to do it. Which one to use depends on the reason why you need a different account than root and what privileges you want to grant to it.
# 7  
Old 09-26-2009
Either you carry on and do with the root a/c or create roles. Assign the roles to a new user a/c and use it.

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