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kas create - Creates an entry in the Authentication Database
kas create << -name <name of user >>>
<< [-initial_password <initial password] >>>
<< [-admin_username <admin principal to use for authentication] >>>
<< [-password_for_admin <admin password] >>> << [-cell <cell name]
<< [-servers <explicit list of authentication servers+] >>>
kas c << -na <name of user >>> << [-i <initial password] >>>
<< [-a <admin principal to use for authentication] >>>
<< [-p <admin password] >>> << [-c <cell name] >>>
<< [-s <explicit list of authentication servers+] >>> [-no] [-h]
The kas create command creates an entry in the Authentication Database
for the user named by the -name argument.
To avoid having the account’s initial password echo visibly at the
shell prompt, omit the -initial_password argument; the command
interpreter prompts for the password and does not echo it visibly.
Whether or not -initial_password is omitted, the Authentication Server
converts the password into a form suitable for use as an encryption
key, and records it in the entry’s key field.
To alter settings in an Authentication Database entry, use the kas
setfields command. To examine an entry, use the kas examine command. To
list every entry in the database, use the kas list command.
-name <name of user>
Names the new Authentication Database entry. Because it is the name
under which the user logs in, it must obey the restrictions that
many operating systems impose on user names (usually, to contain no
more than eight lowercase letters).
-initial_password <initial password>
Sets the user’s password; provide a character string that can
include uppercase and lowercase letters, numerals and punctuation.
The Authentication Server scrambles the string into an octal string
suitable for use as an encryption key before placing it in the
entry’s key field. If this argument is omitted, the command
interpreter prompts for the string and does not echo it visibly.
-admin_username <admin principal>
Specifies the user identity under which to authenticate with the
Authentication Server for execution of the command. For more
details, see the kas(8) manpage.
-password_for_admin <admin password>
Specifies the password of the command’s issuer. If it is omitted
(as recommended), the kas command interpreter prompts for it and
does not echo it visibly. For more details, see the kas(8) manpage.
-cell <cell name>
Names the cell in which to run the command. For more details, see
the kas(8) manpage.
-servers <authentication servers>
Names each machine running an Authentication Server with which to
establish a connection. For more details, see the kas(8) manpage.
Assigns the unprivileged identity anonymous to the issuer. For more
details, see the kas(8) manpage.
Prints the online help for this command. All other valid options
The following example shows the prompts that appear when an
administrator logged in as admin creates an Authentication Database
entry for the user smith, and does not include either the
-initial_password or -password_for_admin arguments.
% kas create smith
Password for admin:
Verifying, please re-enter initial_password:
The issuer must have the ADMIN flag set on his or her Authentication
the kas(8) manpage, the kas_examine(8) manpage, the kas_list(8)
manpage, the kas_setfields(8) manpage
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