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NAME

       kas create - Creates an entry in the Authentication Database

SYNOPSIS

       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+] >>>
           [-noauth] [-help]

       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]

DESCRIPTION

       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.

OPTIONS

       -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.

       -noauth
           Assigns the unprivileged identity anonymous to the issuer. For more
           details, see the kas(8) manpage.

       -help
           Prints the online help for this command. All other valid options
           are ignored.

EXAMPLES

       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:
          initial_password:
          Verifying, please re-enter initial_password:

PRIVILEGE REQUIRED

       The issuer must have the ADMIN flag set on his or her Authentication
       Database entry.

SEE ALSO

       the kas(8) manpage, the kas_examine(8) manpage, the kas_list(8)
       manpage, the kas_setfields(8) manpage

COPYRIGHT

       IBM Corporation 2000. <http://www.ibm.com/> All Rights Reserved.

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       and Russ Allbery, based on work by Alf Wachsmann and Elizabeth Cassell.