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Old 10-04-2002
Newbie: The UNIX Login process

I'm a complete newbie to UNIX so bear with me please...

I would like to get a description or process flow of a typcial UNIX loging process....for example, from the moment someone inputs their ID and password to final access. What are the files and order in which they are accessed? How does the Passwd, Shadow Passwd, Group, etc. files all interact in this process. Is there a site where I can see a description or better yet, a visual flow diagram of the process.

Any help would be greatly appreciated....thanks in advance!

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Old 10-04-2002
The man pages give a fairly good description.

$ man login

$ man passwd
$ man -s 4 shadow
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Old 10-07-2002
These are very basic questions that you can find easily with a search. Or you can search this site for "tutorials", and "newbie" information. You will find a plethora of threads.

As stated before, the man page for login offers much.

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