How to figure out who created a user account?

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Old 09-16-2011
Error How to figure out who created a user account?

Well, I had to open another thread. Long story but I will keep it short. Our client organization is a multinational bio-tech giant. And as it is true with all such giants, things are kind of messy when it comes to maintaining who did what.

Now, my duty is to clean up the mess. One of the few challenges is that there are some accounts lying around on the servers which do not have any authenticity. I need to figure out who created those accounts. We have a user administration team, but as usual they are unaware of these accounts.

Is there any way that I can get to know by which id these accounts were created? Well, I can do a stat on these accounts' home directories and this gives valuable info, but not what I am looking for.

By the way, these servers are RedHat, AIX and Solaris.

If anyone needs any more details let me know.
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Old 09-17-2011
Unless there is some kind of auditing, I am afraid that all bets are off.

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