usermgmt.conf - user management tools configuration file
The usermgmt.conf file defines the default values used by
management tools, user(8).
Options in this file can be set by manually editing
using the -D option to useradd(8).
base_dir sets the base directory name, in which new users'
directories are created when using the -m option
class sets the default login class for new users. See
for more information on user login classes.
expire sets the default time at which the new accounts
the expire and inactive fields should be entered
in the form
``month day year'', where month is the month name
three characters are sufficient), day is the day
of the month,
and year is the year. Time in seconds since the
is also valid. A value of 0 can be used to disable this
group sets the default primary group for new users. If
`=uid', then a UID and GID will be picked which
unique and the same, and a line added to
describe the new group. It has the format:
group gid | name | =uid
inactive sets the default time at which the passwords of
expire. A value of 0 can be used to disable this
Also see the expire field.
password specifies an already-encrypted default password.
preserve If this value is one of `true', `yes', or a nonzero number,
then the user login information will be preserved
removing a user with userdel(8).
range specifies the UID boundaries for new users. If
the default is ``1000..60000''. It has the format:
shell sets the default login shell for new users.
skel_dir sets the default skeleton directory in which to
with which to populate the new user's home directory.
login.conf(5), passwd(5), user(8), useradd(8), userdel(8),
Other implementations of the user(8) utilities use the
parameter to refer to the maximum number of days allowed between logins
(this is used to lock "stale" accounts that have not been
used for a
period of time). However, on OpenBSD systems this parameter
instead to the password change time. This is due to differences in the
passwd(5) database compared to other operating systems.
The usermgmt.conf configuration file first appeared in
OpenBSD 3.6 May 28, 2002
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