Adding and removing users

Adding users on the Linux servers

For Mac (the divvun server), see below

To add a new user named Laila Sara with laila as the user name, do the following:

Write the following command. It shall be written in one line:

sudo /usr/sbin/adduser -c "Laila Sara, Samisk inst." laila

Then assign the new user a password, by writing:

sudo passwd laila

In order to add laila to another group, use this command:

sudo /usr/sbin/usermod -G corpus,cvs laila

Note that here, laila was already member of the group cvs, and we wanted to make her member of corpus. We still had to give all intended group memberships (except the personal group), otherwise she would have been kicked out of cvs.

Remember to copy the .bashrc, .bash_profile and .emacs files to the laila account while you are still a root user. Remember to run the initial svn co gtsvn command, and then gtsvn/gt/

If the user has forgotten his/her own password, enter the command sudo passwd laila. You will not be prompted for the old password, and the new one you enters will erase the old one.

Removing users

For removing (in this example the user laila), be root, and use this command (-r removes the files of the user as well):

sudo /usr/sbin/userdel -r laila

Adding users on Mac servers

Mac servers have other commands. Use the dscl command. This example would create the user "luser", like so:

dscl . -create /Users/luser								
dscl . -create /Users/luser UserShell /bin/bash			
dscl . -create /Users/luser RealName "Lucius Q. User"	
dscl . -create /Users/luser UniqueID "1010"				
dscl . -create /Users/luser PrimaryGroupID 80			
dscl . -create /Users/luser NFSHomeDirectory /Users/luser

You can then use passwd to change the user's password, or use:

dscl . -passwd /Users/luser password

Cf. a relevant documentation page.