5.0 Managing Users with YaST
During installation, you have chosen a method for user authentication
. This method is either local (via /etc/passwd) or,
if a network connection is established, via NIS, LDAP, Kerberos or Samba
(see Section 1.11, Create New User). You can create or modify user
accounts and can change the authentication method with YaST at any time.
Every user is assigned a user ID (UID)
which identifies him in the system. Apart from the users which can log in
to your machine, there are also a number of system
users for internal use only. Each user is assigned to one or
more groups. Similar to system users, there are also
system groups for internal use.
For information about the Linux user and group concept,
refer to Section 7.1, User Concept.