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

NAME

usermgmt.confuser management tools configuration file

DESCRIPTION

The usermgmt.conf file defines the default values used by the user management tools, user(8).
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 useradd(8).
 
 
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 new accounts expire. 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 the special string =uid, a group is created with the same numeric ID as the UID; if such a group already exists a warning is given and no group is created. It has the format:
group gid | name | =uid
 
 
inactive
Sets the default time at which the passwords of new accounts expire. A value of 0 can be used to disable this feature. Also see the expire field.
 
 
password
Specifies a default password encrypted with encrypt(1).
 
 
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
    
 
 
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.

FILES

/etc/usermgmt.conf
 
/etc/skel/*
 
/etc/login.conf
 

SEE ALSO

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

STANDARDS

Other implementations of the user(8) utilities use the inactive-time parameter to refer to the maximum number of days allowed between logins (this is used to lock "stale" accounts that have not been used for a period of time). However, on OpenBSD systems this parameter refers instead to the password change time. This is due to differences in the passwd(5) database compared to other operating systems.

HISTORY

The usermgmt.conf configuration file first appeared in OpenBSD 2.7.
November 30, 2016 OpenBSD-current