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Solaris™ Operating Environment Boot Camp by Dominic Butler, David Rhodes

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The Implementation

Now we're ready to move on and add some users to our system. We've chosen to add the four listed in Table 3.2.

Table 3.2. User Details
Real NameLogin NameUIDGroupGID
Test Usertestuser500test100
System Administratorsysadmin1000sysadmin14
Mike Smithmsmith1001staff10
John Greenjgreen1002staff10

The reasons for selecting these users are as follows:

  • Test User: Creating this user allows us to test a variety of things, such as login scripts and checking initialization files, safe in the knowledge that we won't damage the running system. For this reason, test users will also be maintained along with all the standard users, although they will be placed in their own group.

  • System Administrator: One of our important users. These users will ...

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