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trouble changing the password on a user through DSCL

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I'm creating a hidden user on some new macs to be used for ARD.  i'm hiding the account to keep my user's from trying to guess the password.

the steps below work fine to create the account but the last step for setting the password fails with the following error
<dscl_cmd> DS Error: 14130 (eDSInvalidRecordType)

This looks like a directory services error but this is a stand alone mac, not attached to any directory.

here are the commands I'm using:
dscl . -create /users/myuser
dscl . -create /users/myuser realname myuser
dscl . -create /users/myuser NFShomedirectory /Users/myuser
dscl . -create /users/myuser usershell /bin/bash
dscl . -create /users/myuser unique 150
dscl . -create /users/myuser primarygroupid 20
dscl . -append /Groups/admin GroupMembership myuser
dscl . -passwd /users/myuser myuserpassword

 like i said, all works well until the final line.
i'm running the commands as root.

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Not sure why it fails, but one script I have to create that user, uses the -create param to set the PW.

Also, move your user abot UID 400! 499 is the best, unless you have other hidden users on the system.
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I've been looking through the man for dscl and i can't figure out how to set the password with -create.  can you let me know the syntax?

Thanks,


 
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cannot you use sudo passwd command to set/change the password once the user has been created.
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