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NAME    [Toc]    [Back]

     usermgmt.conf - user management tools configuration file

SYNOPSIS    [Toc]    [Back]


DESCRIPTION    [Toc]    [Back]

     The usermgmt.conf file defines the default  values  used  by
the user
     management tools, user(8).

     Options  in  this  file  can  be  set  by  manually  editing
/etc/usermgmt.conf or
     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
expire.  Both
                the expire and inactive fields should be  entered
in the form
                ``month day year'', where month is the month name
(the first
                three characters are sufficient), day is the  day
of the month,
                and  year is the year.  Time in seconds since the
epoch (UTC)
                is also valid.  A value of 0 can be used to  disable this

     group      sets the default primary group for new users.  If
this is
                `=uid', then a UID and GID will be  picked  which
are both
                unique   and  the  same,  and  a  line  added  to
/etc/group to
                describe the new group.  It has the format:

                      group gid | name | =uid

     inactive   sets the default time at which the  passwords  of
new accounts
                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:
                      range starting-uid..ending-uid

     shell      sets the default login shell for new users.

     skel_dir    sets  the default skeleton directory in which to
find files
                with which to populate the new user's home directory.

FILES    [Toc]    [Back]


SEE ALSO    [Toc]    [Back]

     login.conf(5),  passwd(5),  user(8), useradd(8), userdel(8),

STANDARDS    [Toc]    [Back]

     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.

HISTORY    [Toc]    [Back]

     The  usermgmt.conf  configuration  file  first  appeared  in
OpenBSD 2.7.

OpenBSD      3.6                           May      28,      2002
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