passmgmt - password files management


     passmgmt -a options name

     passmgmt -m options name

     passmgmt -d name


     The passmgmt command updates  information  in  the  password
     files.   This   command  works  with  both  /etc/passwd  and

     passmgmt -a adds an entry for  user  name  to  the  password
     files.  This  command  does not create any directory for the
     new user and the new login remains locked (with  the  string
     *LK*  in the password field) until the  passwd(1) command is
     executed to set the password.

     passmgmt -m modifies the  entry for user name in  the  pass-
     word  files. The name field in the /etc/shadow entry and all
     the fields (except the password field)  in  the  /etc/passwd
     entry   can be modified by this command. Only fields entered
     on the command line will be modified.

     passmgmt -d  deletes the entry for user name from the  pass-
     word  files. It will not remove any files that the user owns
     on the system; they must be removed manually.

     passmgmt can be used only by the super-user.


     -c comment
           A short description of the login, enclosed in  quotes.
           It  is  limited  to  a  maximum  of 128 characters and
           defaults to an empty field.

     -h homedir
           Home directory of name. It is limited to a maximum  of
           256 characters and defaults to  /usr/name.

     -u uid
           UID of the name. This number must range from 0 to  the
           maximum non-negative value for the system. It defaults
           to the next available  UID greater  than  99.  Without
           the -o option, it enforces the uniqueness of a  UID.

     -o    This option allows a  UID to be non-unique. It is used
           only with the -u option.

     -g gid
           GID of name. This number must range  from  0  to   the
           maximum non-negative value for the system. The default
           is 1.

     -s shell
           Login shell for name. It should be the  full  pathname
           of  the   program that will be executed when the  user
           logs in. The maximum size of shell is 256  characters.
           The  default  is  for this field to be empty and to be
           interpreted as /usr/bin/sh.

     -l logname
           This option changes the name to logname.  It  is  used
           only  with the -m option. The total size of each login
           entry is limited to a maximum of 511 bytes in each  of
           the password files.




     See attributes(5) for descriptions of the  following  attri-

    |       ATTRIBUTE TYPE        |       ATTRIBUTE VALUE       |
    | Availability                | SUNWcsu                     |


     passwd(1), useradd(1M), userdel(1M), usermod(1M), passwd(4),
     shadow( 4), attributes(5)


     The  passmgmt  command  exits  with  one  of  the  following

     0     Success.

     1     Permission denied.

     2     Invalid command syntax.  Usage message of the passmgmt
           command is  displayed.

     3     Invalid argument provided to option.

     4     UID in use.

     5     Inconsistent password files (for example, name  is  in
           the /etc/passwd file and  not in the /etc/shadow file,
           or vice versa).

     6     Unexpected failure.  Password files unchanged.

     7     Unexpected failure.  Password file(s) missing.

     8     Password file(s) busy.  Try again later.

     9     name does not exist   (if  -m  or  -d  is  specified),
           already  exists   (if  -a  is  specified),  or logname
           already exists  (if -m -l  is specified).


     Do not use a colon  (:) or  RETURN as part of  an  argument.
     It is interpreted as a field separator in the password file.
     The  passmgmt command will be removed in a  future  release.
     Its functionality has been replaced and enhanced by useradd,
     userdel, and usermod. These commands  are  currently  avail-

     This command only modifies password definitions in the local
     /etc/passwd  and /etc/shadow files. If a network nameservice
     such as NIS or NIS+ is being used to  supplement  the  local
     files with additional entries, passmgmt cannot change infor-
     mation supplied by the network nameservice.

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