Removes a user account.
rmuser [ -R load_module ] [ -p ] Name
The rmuser command removes the user account identified by the Name parameter. This command removes a user's attributes without removing the user's home directory and files. The user name must already exist as a string of 8 bytes or less. If the -p flag is specified, the rmuser command also removes passwords and other user authentication information from the /etc/security/passwd file.
For users that are created with an alternate Identification and Authentication (I&A) mechanism, the -R flag with the appropriate load module must be used to remove that user. The load modules are defined in the /usr/lib/security/methods.cfg file.
Only the root user or users with UserAdmin authorization can remove administrative users. Administrative users are those users with admin=true set in the /etc/security/user file.
You can use the Users application in Web-based System Manager (wsm) to change user characteristics.
You could also use the System Management Interface Tool (SMIT) smit rmuser fast path to run this command.
|-p||Removes user password information from the /etc/security/passwd file.|
|-R load_module||Specifies the loadable I&A module used to remove the user.|
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.
rmuser -p davis
rmuser -R LDAP davis
|/usr/sbin/rmuser||Contains the rmuser command.|
|/etc/passwd||Contains the basic attributes of users.|
|/etc/security/passwd||Contains password information.|
|/etc/security/limits||Defines resource quotas and limits for each user.|
|/etc/security/user||Contains the extended attributes of users.|
|/etc/security/user.roles||Contains the administrative role attributes of users.|
|/etc/security/environ||Contains environment attributes of users.|
|/etc/security/audit/config||Contains audit configuration information.|
|/etc/group||Contains the basic attributes of groups.|
|/etc/security/group||Contains the extended attributes of groups.|
The chfn command, chgrpmem command, chsh command, chgroup command, chuser command, lsgroup command, lsuser command, mkgroup command, mkuser command, passwd command, pwdadm command, rmgroup 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 AIX 5L Version 5.1 System Management Guide: Operating System and Devices.
For more information about administrative roles, refer to Administrative Roles in 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.