cdist-type__user - Man Page

Manage users

Description

This cdist type allows you to create or modify users on the target.

Required Parameters

None.

Optional Parameters

state

absent or present, defaults to present

comment

see usermod(8)

home

see above

gid

see above

password

see above

shell

see above

uid

see above

Boolean Parameters

system

see useradd(8), apply only on user create

create-home

see useradd(8), apply only on user create

remove-home

see userdel(8), apply only on user delete

Messages

mod

User is modified

add

New user added

userdel -r

If user was deleted with homedir

userdel

If user was deleted (keeping homedir)

Examples

# Create user account for foobar with operating system default settings
__user foobar

# Same but with a different shell
__user foobar --shell /bin/zsh

# Same but for a system account
__user foobar --system

# Set explicit uid and home
__user foobar --uid 1001 --shell /bin/zsh --home /home/foobar

# Drop user if exists
__user foobar --state absent

See Also

pw(8), usermod(8)

Authors

Steven Armstrong <steven-cdist--@--armstrong.cc>

Copying

Copyright (C) 2011 Steven Armstrong. You can redistribute it and/or modify it under the terms of the GNU General Public License as published by the Free Software Foundation, either version 3 of the License, or (at your option) any later version.

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Jun 17, 2020 6.6.0 cdist