5.1 User and Group Administration Dialog
To administrate users or groups, start YaST and click yast2 users & from a command line.
. Alternatively, start the
dialog directly by
Figure 5-1 YaST User and Group Administration
Depending on the set of users you choose to view and modify with the
dialog (local users, network users, system users), the main window shows
several tabs. These allow you to execute the following tasks:
- Managing User Accounts
From the Section 5.2, Managing User Accounts. Learn about advanced
options like enforcing password policies, using encrypted home
directories, using fingerprint authentication, or managing disk quotas
in Section 5.3, Additional Options for User Accounts.
tab, create, modify, delete or
temporarily disable user accounts as described in
- Changing Default Settings
Local users accounts are created according to the settings defined on
the Section 5.4, Changing Default Settings for Local Users.
tab. Learn how to change
the default group assignment, or the default path and access
permissions for home directories in
- Assigning Users to Groups
Learn how to change the group assignment for individual users in
Section 5.5, Assigning Users to Groups.
- Managing Groups
From the Section 5.6, Managing Groups for information how to
tab, you can add, modify or delete
existing groups. Refer to
- Changing the User Authentication Method
When your machine is connected to a network providing user
authentication methods like NIS or LDAP, you can choose between
several authentication methods on the Section 5.7, Changing the User Authentication Method.
tab. For more information, refer to
For user and group management, the dialog provides similar functionality.
You can easily switch between the user and group administration view by
choosing the appropriate tab at the top of the dialog.
Filter options allow you to define the set of users or groups you want to
modify: On the
click to view and edit users or groups
according to certain categories, such as
or , for instance (if you are part of a
network which uses LDAP). With you can also set up and
use a custom filter.
Depending on the filter you choose, not all of the following options and
functions may be available from the dialog.