XSysAdmin - Windows interface for account administration functions (Enhanced Security)
The functions performed with the XSysAdmin program have been moved to another GUI. The XSysAdmin program in this release is an interface to the old /usr/tcb/bin/dxaccounts program. Support for XSysAdmin will be discontinued after this release.
The account functions documented in this reference page are performed in the Common Desktop Environment (CDE) using the Account Manager program found under the Application Manager --> System Management Utilities. See the Account Manager's online help for more information.
If you are using the DECwindows environment, use the new /usr/bin/X11/dxaccounts program (this is actually the Account Manager) to perform the accounts functions documented in this reference page. See the dxaccounts(8X) reference page and the Account Manager's online help for more information. The XSysAdmin program is the windowing interface used to add users and groups and to modify account parameters and templates (the system administrator role functions). To invoke this program, you must login as root.
This interface program allows you to do the following: Add a new user Retire an account Create a new group Modify the account parameters of the person who performs the ISSO (Information System Security Officer) role. Modify account templates.
The person assigned the system administrator role generally cannot set account default values or modify the account parameters of a normal (non-ISSO) account.
The program supports the following functions:
Allows you to create a new account. The home directory is
created and the template files from /usr/skel
are copied to the new home directory with a dot (.) prepended to the file.
The new account assumes all default values
specified in the system default database.
These values are set by the ISSO.
This allows you to retire a user account, including an ISSO account.
Once retired, an account name can never be reused. You should only
use this option if the account will never be reused; if you are unsure then
you should use the Lock Account option.
Allows you to create a new group.
Allows you to select the account of the person performing the ISSO function
and to modify the account
parameters. These parameters will override any system-wide defaults that
are specified. You can select the audit events that are
audited for the user,
the groups that the user may belong to, the login control parameters,
and the password parameters.
interface allows you to modify the account
templates used to create accounts. An account template
is actually an account that cannot be logged into.
You can change password parameters, assign groups, audit events,
and login controls.
Commands: dxaccounts(8X), secsetup(8), XIsso(8)
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