Solved

Solaris /etc/passwd file and admintool

Posted on 1997-06-12
4
2,560 Views
Last Modified: 2013-12-21
edit /etc/passwd to add a user then using pwconv to update /etc/shadow works fine, except when I use the GUI admintool it doesn't seem to look at either for the UID field number and picks up only the last number used by the GUI tool and not the last one in /etc/passwd or /etc/shadow - does admintool look somewhere else for these if so where ??
0
Comment
Question by:coryg
4 Comments
 
LVL 1

Expert Comment

by:henrys
ID: 2006398
I assume you are NOT using NIS+ (?)
If I manually add a user (either by a straight edit of /etc/passwd followed by pwconv or using /usr/ucb/vipw), the admintool sees the correct UID. If I add a user with admintool, the UID field is always blank.
What Solaris/Admintool versions are you using?
0
 

Author Comment

by:coryg
ID: 2006399
OK:

Firstly ( No I do not use  nor intend to use NIS+ )

Secondly

Use admintool to create Users - The UID field is automatically update to get the next UID number automatically. Now use vi to edit /etc/passwd - Add a user ID remembering to change the UID field to get the next UID number. Save /etc/passwd - use pwconv to update /etc/shadow - the user is now added all works hunky dory - Now use admintool again to create a user - It doesn't get the right UID number - its only got the next one along from the last one added by admintool - I have to manually check /etc/passwd for the right UID and put that one in. Now save that user added by admintool and create another - the same thing happens !!
Where is admintool looking for the UID number !!!!!!!!
The version of admintool is the standard one shipped with 2.5.1 Solaris.
0
 
LVL 2

Accepted Solution

by:
red031197 earned 100 total points
ID: 2006400
its incremented and hard set in an admintool conf file
0
 
LVL 3

Expert Comment

by:rickyr
ID: 2006401
Admintool will do all the boring /etc/passwd and /etc/shadow stuff for ya. thats what admintool is for. Who needs vi to add a user? it creates the home dirs and everything....
0

Featured Post

Active Directory Webinar

We all know we need to protect and secure our privileges, but where to start? Join Experts Exchange and ManageEngine on Tuesday, April 11, 2017 10:00 AM PDT to learn how to track and secure privileged users in Active Directory.

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

Suggested Solutions

Title # Comments Views Activity
AIX Server 10 88
check unix curl command return value 7 154
How to check the PVU´s on AIX TSM servers? 3 105
unix solaris snoop command 6 115
This tech tip describes how to install the Solaris Operating System from a tape backup that was created using the Solaris flash archive utility. I have used this procedure on the Solaris 8 and 9 OS, and it shoudl also work well on the Solaris 10 rel…
I promised to write further about my project, and here I am.  First, I needed to setup the Primary Server.  You can read how in this article: Setup FreeBSD Server with full HDD encryption (http://www.experts-exchange.com/OS/Unix/BSD/FreeBSD/A_3660-S…
Learn several ways to interact with files and get file information from the bash shell. ls lists the contents of a directory: Using the -a flag displays hidden files: Using the -l flag formats the output in a long list: The file command gives us mor…
This video shows how to set up a shell script to accept a positional parameter when called, pass that to a SQL script, accept the output from the statement back and then manipulate it in the Shell.

820 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question