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To Create local user with password in vMa 5.0/5.1

Posted on 2014-09-22
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Last Modified: 2014-09-22
looking for some tricky/quickly command line to create local user on vMa 5.x, so that same can be used to manage host form vMa ?
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useradd and/or adduser will allow you to add additional users.
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ID: 40336390
these commands will not work in 5.5 version..


Author Comment

ID: 40336459
what we can use in 5.5 ?
 and useradd is fine for user..i need to give pwd with cred like new local user can have same pwd as it was for vi-admin/root

and can manage host using new user account
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Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE^2) earned 2000 total points
ID: 40336462
It works in 5.0, 5.1 and 5.5,

(just checked all the vMA version 5.0, 5.1 and 5.5)

see here for guidance

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ID: 40336501
Great help.

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