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USERMGMT.CONF(5)          OpenBSD Programmer's 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, 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

     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

     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 added to /etc/group to
                describe the new group.  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 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

     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.


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

     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.

     The usermgmt.conf configuration file first appeared in OpenBSD 2.7.

OpenBSD 3.6                      May 28, 2002                                2