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USERMGMT.CONF(5)              File Formats Manual             USERMGMT.CONF(5)

     usermgmt.conf - user management tools configuration file


     The usermgmt.conf file defines the default values used by the user
     management tools, useradd(8) and friends.

     Options in this file can be set by manually editing /etc/usermgmt.conf or
     using the -D option to useradd(8).

     base_dir   sets the base directory name, in which new users' home
                directories are created when using the -m option to

     class      sets the default login class for new users.  See login.conf(5)
                for more information on user login classes.

     expire     sets the default time at which the current password expires.
                This can be used to implement password aging.  Both the expire
                and inactive fields should be entered in the form "month day
                year", where month is the month name (the first three
                characters are sufficient), day is the day of the month, and
                year is the year.  Time in seconds since the epoch (UTC) is
                also valid.  A value of 0 can be used to disable this feature.

     group      sets the default primary group for new users.  If this is
                `=uid', then a uid and gid will be picked which are both
                unique and the same, and a line will be added to /etc/group to
                describe the new group.  It has the format:
                      group gid | name | =uid

     homeperm   sets the default permissions of the newly created home
                directory if -m is given to useradd(8).  The permission is
                specified as an octal number, with or without a leading zero.

     inactive   sets the default time at which new accounts expire.  A value
                of 0 can be used to disable this feature.  Also see the expire

     password   specifies an already-encrypted default password.

     preserve   If this value is one of `true', `yes', or a non-zero number,
                then the user login information will be preserved when
                removing a user with userdel(8).

     range      specifies the uid boundaries for new users.  If unspecified,
                the default is "1000..60000".  It has the format:
                      range starting-uid..ending-uid

     gid_range  specifies the gid boundaries for new groups.  If unspecified,
                the default is "1000..60000".  It has the format:
                      gid_range starting-gid..ending-gid

     shell      sets the default login shell for new users.

     skel_dir   sets the default skeleton directory in which to find files
                with which to populate the new user's home directory.

     The usermgmt.conf file uses a simple syntax format.  Each line must
     contain one option.  That option must be in the front of the line (no
     spaces).  Any number of white spaces such as ' ' and '\t' may follow.
     The line ends with a list of options from each.


           group     wheel
           base_dir  /home/
           skel_dir  /etc/skel
           shell     /bin/sh
           inactive  0

     login.conf(5), passwd(5), user(8), useradd(8), userdel(8), usermod(8)

     The usermgmt.conf configuration file first appeared in NetBSD 1.5.

NetBSD 9.99                    February 9, 2016                    NetBSD 9.99