Creates a new NIS+ user account.
nismkuser [ Attribute=Value ... ] Name
The nismkuser command creates a NIS+ user entry in the NIS+ domain. The Name parameter must be a unique 8-byte or less string. You cannot use the ALL or default keywords in the user name. By default, the nismkuser command creates a standard user account. To create an administrative user account, specify the -a flag.
Note: You cannot use the nismkuser command to add users to an NIS+ groups. Use the nisgrpadm command to perform this function.
The nismkuser command will allow the input of the NIS+ user password at the time of user creation. If no password is given at user creation time, the NIS+ user's LOCAL and DES cred is created with the password nisplus. Later, passwords may be set or reset with the passwd command. New accounts are not disabled and are active after the nismkuser command completes.
- Although this command allows the user to set the "home" directory for the NIS+ user, no actual physical directory is created if the directory does not already exist.
- You need to have a group in group.org_dir with the gid that matches the new users gid first before you can add a user. The default gid for nismkuser is 1.
You can use the Web-based System Manager Users application or the System Management Interface Tool (SMIT) to run this command (under the NIS+ administration area).
To prevent login inconsistencies, you should avoid composing user names entirely of uppercase alphabetic characters. While the nismkuser command supports multi-byte user names, it is recommended that you restrict user names to characters with the POSIX portable filename character set.
To ensure that your user database
remains uncorrupted, you must be careful when naming users. User names
must not begin with a - (dash), + (plus sign), @ (at sign), or ~
(tilde). You cannot use the keywords ALL or
default in a user name. Additionally, do not use any of the
following characters within a user-name string:
Attention: You will not be allowed to create a NIS+ user with the identical name of a pre-existing NIS+ client or server name.
Finally, the Name parameter cannot contain any space, tab, or new-line characters.
|Attribute=Value||Initializes a user attribute. Refer to the chuser command for the valid attributes and values.|
|Name||Specifies a unique 8-byte or less string.|
nismkuser will allow an administrator to enter the same
attributes and parameters as you would with the mkuser
command. However, only the following parameters will be used by the
nismkuser command (the others will be ignored and not considered an
uid, gid, gecos, shell, home, minage,, maxage, maxexpired, expires.
Access Control: This command should grant execute (x) access only to the root user and members of the security group. This command should be installed as a program in the trusted computing base (TCB). The command should be owned by the root user with the setuid (SUID) bit set.
nismkuser su=false davis
|/usr/bin/nismkuser||Contains the nismkuser command.|
The chfn command, chgroup command, chgrpmem command, chsh command, chuser command, lsgroup command, lsuser command, mkgroup command, passwd command, pwdadm command, rmgroup command, rmuser command, setgroups command, setsenv command.
For more information about the identification and authentication of users, discretionary access control, the trusted computing base, and auditing, refer to Security Administration in the AIX 5L Version 5.1 System Management Guide: Operating System and Devices.
For information on installing the Web-based System Manager, see Chapter 2: Installation and System Requirements in AIX 5L Version 5.1 Web-based System Manager Administration Guide.
For more information about administrative roles, refer to Administrative Roles Overview in the AIX 5L Version 5.1 System Management Guide: Operating System and Devices.