What is the keyman account used for in Solaris?

Posted on 2008-11-06
Last Modified: 2012-05-05

       I am doing system maintence and I found an account called keyman in Solaris. I am new to Solaris and have not heard of this account as of yet. What does this account do? Is it mandatory? Will removing it break the system?

Thank You, MIssymadi
Question by:missymadi
    LVL 40

    Expert Comment

    It is not a system account. But before removing it, check if there is any application running and owned by that user. You may check as well if it runs any crontab jobs

    Author Comment

    What are crontab jobs?
    LVL 40

    Accepted Solution

    these are commands / scripts that a user schedule to run regularly on the system to do specific tasks.

    you may check with

    crontab -l username

    Featured Post

    What Security Threats Are You Missing?

    Enhance your security with threat intelligence from the web. Get trending threat insights on hackers, exploits, and suspicious IP addresses delivered to your inbox with our free Cyber Daily.

    Join & Write a Comment

    My previous tech tip, Installing the Solaris OS From the Flash Archive On a Tape (, discussed installing the Solaris Operating S…
    Every server (virtual or physical) needs a console: and the console can be provided through hardware directly connected, software for remote connections, local connections, through a KVM, etc. This document explains the different types of consol…
    Learn how to find files with the shell using the find and locate commands. Use locate to find a needle in a haystack.: With locate, check if the file still exists.: Use find to get the actual location of the file.:
    Learn how to navigate the file tree with the shell. Use pwd to print the current working directory: Use ls to list a directory's contents: Use cd to change to a new directory: Use wildcards instead of typing out long directory names: Use ../ to move…

    731 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

    Need Help in Real-Time?

    Connect with top rated Experts

    15 Experts available now in Live!

    Get 1:1 Help Now