Tuesday, August 2, 2011

AIX - User administration related files

The following files are referenced while doing user administration:
  1. /etc/security/environ Contains the environment attributes for users.
  2. /etc/security/lastlog Contains the last login attributes for users.
  3. /etc/security/limits Contains process resource limits for users.
  4. /etc/security/user Contains extended attributes for users.
  5. /usr/lib/security/mkuser.default Contains the default attributes for new users.
  6. /usr/lib/security/mkuser.sys Customizes new user accounts.
  7. /etc/passwd Contains the basic attributes of users.
  8. /etc/security/passwd Contains password information.
  9. /etc/security/login.cfg Contains configuration information for login and user authentication.
  10. /etc/utmp Contains the record of users logged into the system.
  11. /var/adm/wtmp Contains connect time accounting records.
  12. /etc/security/failedlogin Records all failed login attempts.
  13. /etc/motd Contains the message to be displayed every time a user logs in to the system.
  14. /etc/environment Specifies the basic environment for all processes.
  15. /etc/profile Specifies additional environment settings for all users.
  16. $HOME/.profile Specifies environment settings for specific user needs.
  17. /etc/group Contains the basic attributes of groups.
  18. /etc/security/group Contains the extended attributes of groups.
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