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Old 09-03-2010, 01:55 PM   #1
Harry_Linux008
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How to add a role and profile to new user in LINUX


Dear Experts,


How to add a new role and profile for new user by using the command "useradd" in linux.

In solaris there is an options(useradd -R and useradd -P) for these actions, like this how to add role and profile for new user in linux.

Please give me your valuable points.

Thanks in advance.
 
Old 09-03-2010, 01:58 PM   #2
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Hello,

The useradd command also exists on Linux but it's generally used to create users, not modify them. For that in Linux you can use the usermod command. Have a look at the man pages of both to find the possible attributes to them. In a terminal type:
Code:
man useradd
man usermod
Hope that helps.

Kind regards,

Eric
 
Old 09-03-2010, 02:12 PM   #3
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Hello,

The useradd command also exists on Linux but it's generally used to create users, not modify them. For that in Linux you can use the usermod command. Have a look at the man pages of both to find the possible attributes to them. In a terminal type:
Code:
man useradd
man usermod
Hope that helps.

Kind regards,

Eric

Hi Eric Thanks, and sorry my question may be very stupid and basic.

My doubt is...
In solaris "useradd -R" will add a new role to the user and "useradd -P" will add a new profile to the user. But in linux these options are not availabe, so how to achieve these options in LINUX.

Thanks,
Harry.
 
Old 09-03-2010, 02:23 PM   #4
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Hi,

You're welcome and there are no stupid questions in my opinion, so don't worry about a thing.

As stated in my answer to your other thread, I'm not aware of a 'role' being used in Linux, at least not within a standard Linux system. I've read (Google) that role based access control is something that can be used for example in SELinux or in other distros like Gentoo using Grsecurity but I'm not familiar with either of them. Standard Linux doesn't use the role based access/authentication control so I'm afraid that unless your software works with things as SELinux, you'll have to work with an alternative to the role based system like group based for example, or sudo.

As you stated; the options -R and -P are not available in the useradd command, at least not in the version I have running with Slackware 13.1.

Kind regards,

Eric

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