Adding and removing users
Adding users on the Linux servers
For Mac (the divvun server), see below
To add a new user named Laila Sara with laila as the user name, do the following:
Write the following command. It shall be written in one line:
sudo /usr/sbin/adduser -c "Laila Sara, Samisk inst." laila
Then assign the new user a password, by writing:
sudo passwd laila
In order to add laila to another group, use this command:
sudo /usr/sbin/usermod -G corpus,cvs laila
Note that here, laila was already member of the group cvs, and we wanted to make her member of corpus. We still had to give all intended group memberships (except the personal group), otherwise she would have been kicked out of cvs.
Remember to copy the .bashrc, .bash_profile and .emacs files to the laila account while you are still a root user. Remember to run the initial svn co https://gtsvn.uit.no/langtech/trunk gtsvn command, and then gtsvn/gt/gtsetup.sh.
If the user has forgotten his/her own password, enter the command sudo passwd laila. You will not be prompted for the old password, and the new one you enters will erase the old one.
For removing (in this example the user laila), be root, and use this command (-r removes the files of the user as well):
sudo /usr/sbin/userdel -r laila
Adding users on Mac servers
Mac servers have other commands. Use the dscl command. This example would create the user "luser", like so:
dscl . -create /Users/luser
dscl . -create /Users/luser UserShell /bin/bash
dscl . -create /Users/luser RealName "Lucius Q. User"
dscl . -create /Users/luser UniqueID "1010"
dscl . -create /Users/luser PrimaryGroupID 80
dscl . -create /Users/luser NFSHomeDirectory /Users/luser
You can then use passwd to change the user's password, or use:
dscl . -passwd /Users/luser password