authconfig-gtk man page

authconfig-gtk, system-config-authentication — GUI utility for configuring user identity and system authentication services


authconfig-gtk [--nox] [--updateall] [--firstboot]


authconfig-gtk provides a simple graphical user interface for configuring user identity and system authentication services. It provides basic configuration options to handle NIS, LDAP, Kerberos 5, and Winbind client configuration.


If the --nox option is specified, authconfig command line utility is run instead of the GUI.

The --updateall option forces overwriting of all configuration files not only the files affected by the changes made in the user interaction with the GUI. This option can be useful in case the configuration files are broken by manual editing.

The --firstboot option is to be used only when firstboot utility runs the GUI during the first setup of the system after installation.

Return Codes

authconfig-gtk returns 0 on success, non zero on error.

See Also

authconfig(8), system-auth-ac(5)


Nalin Dahyabhai <>, Preston Brown <>,
Matt Wilson <>, Tomas Mraz <>

Referenced By

authconfig(8), cacertdir_rehash(8), system-auth-ac(5).

system-config-authentication(8) is an alias of authconfig-gtk(8).

31 March 2010 Red Hat, Inc.