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OpenSuSE 11.1 Quick Start Guide
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5.4 Changing Default Settings for Local Users

When creating new local users, several defaults settings are used by YaST. These include, for example, the primary group and the secondary groups the user belong to, or the access permissions of the user's home directory. You can change these default settings to meet your requirements:

  1. Open the YaST User and Group Administration dialog and select the Defaults for New Users tab.

  2. To change the primary group the new users should automatically belong to, select another group from Default Group.

  3. To modify the secondary groups for new users, add or change groups in Secondary Groups. The group names must be separated by commas.

  4. If you do not want to use /home/username as default path for new users' home directories, modify the Path Prefix for Home Directory.

  5. To change the default permission modes for newly created home directories, adjust the umask value in Umask for Home Directory. For more information about umask, refer to Section 18.0, Access Control Lists in Linux, (↑ Reference ) and to the umask man page.

  6. For information about the individual options, click Help.

  7. Apply your changes with Finish.

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