Setting an account to be a non-login account automatically?

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Setting an account to be a non-login account automatically?

Is there a way to easily change an account to be a non login account (NP in the shadow) file?

I know I can just edit the file but that is not what we want to do. We use access control software and want to provide a way to set an account to be non-login using simple commands that can be mapped to a GUI.

I see that there is a built in command to set the password to be *LK* but that makes it so the cron wont run for that user, we still need the cron to run and the NP is the standard way to go.

Is there anything that can be done?

(I see it's passwd -N in Solaris 10 but we are still on 9, is there a way to get it in 9?)

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

userdel - Delete a user account and related files SYNOPSIS
userdel [-r] login DESCRIPTION
The userdel command modifies the system account files, deleting all entries that refer to login. The named user must exist. The options which apply to the userdel command are: -r Files in the user's home directory will be removed along with the home directory itself and the user's mail spool. Files located in other file systems will have to be searched for and deleted manually. FILES
/etc/passwd - user account information /etc/shadow - secure user account information /etc/group - group information CAVEATS
userdel will not allow you to remove an account if the user is currently logged in. You must kill any running processes which belong to an account that you are deleting. You may not remove any NIS attributes on an NIS client. This must be performed on the NIS server. SEE ALSO
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