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NAME

       pts_createuser - Creates a user or machine entry in the Protection Database

SYNOPSIS

       pts createuser -name <user name>+ [-id <user id>+]
           [-cell <cell name>] [-noauth] [-localauth] [-force]
           [-help] [-auth] [-encrypt] [-config <config directory>]

       pts createu -na <user name>+ [-i <user id>+]
           [-c <cell name>] [-no] [-l] [-f] [-h]
           [-a] [-e] [-co <config directory>]

       pts cu -na <user name>+ [-i <user id>+]
           [-c <cell name>] [-no] [-l] [-f] [-h]
           [-a] [-e] [-co <config directory>]

DESCRIPTION

       The pts createuser command creates an entry in the Protection Database for each user or
       machine specified by the -name argument. A user entry name becomes the user's AFS username
       (the one to provide when authenticating with the AFS Authentication Server).  A machine
       entry's name is the machine's IP address or a wildcard notation that represents a range of
       consecutive IP addresses (a group of machines on the same network). It is not possible to
       authenticate as a machine, but a group to which a machine entry belongs can appear on a
       directory's access control list (ACL), thereby granting the indicated permissions to any
       user logged on to the machine.

       AFS user IDs (AFS UIDs) are positive integers and by default the Protection Server assigns
       an AFS UID that is one greater than the current value of the "max user id" counter in the
       Protection Database, incrementing the counter by one for each user. To assign a specific
       AFS UID, use the -id argument. If any of the specified AFS UIDs is greater than the
       current value of the "max user id" counter, the counter is reset to that value. It is
       acceptable to specify an AFS UID smaller than the current value of the counter, but the
       creation operation fails if an existing user or machine entry already has it. To display
       or set the value of the "max user id" counter, use the pts listmax or pts setmax command,
       respectively.

       The issuer of the pts createuser command is recorded as the entry's creator and the group
       system:administrators as its owner.

CAUTIONS

       The Protection Server reserves several AFS UIDs, including 0 (zero) and 32766 (anonymous)
       for internal use, and returns an error if the -id argument has a reserved value.

OPTIONS

       -name <user name>+
           Specifies either a username for a user entry, or an IP address (complete or
           wildcarded) for a machine entry:

           ·   A username can include up to 63 numbers and lowercase letters, but it is best to
               make it shorter than eight characters, because many application programs cannot
               handle longer names. Also, it is best not to include shell metacharacters or other
               punctuation marks. In particular, the colon (":") and at-sign ("@") characters are
               not acceptable. The period is generally used only in special administrative names,
               to separate the username and an instance, as in the example "pat.admin".

           ·   A machine identifier is its IP address in dotted decimal notation (for example,
               192.12.108.240), or a wildcard notation that represents a set of IP addresses (a
               group of machines on the same network). The following are acceptable wildcard
               formats. The letters "W", "X", "Y" and "Z" each represent an actual number from
               the range 1 through 255.

               ·   W.X.Y.Z represents a single machine, for example 192.12.108.240.

               ·   W.X.Y.0 matches all machines whose IP addresses start with the first three
                   numbers. For example, 192.12.108.0 matches both 192.12.108.119 and
                   192.12.108.120, but does not match 192.12.105.144.

               ·   W.X.0.0 matches all machines whose IP addresses start with the first two
                   numbers. For example, the address 192.12.0.0 matches both 192.12.106.23 and
                   192.12.108.120, but does not match 192.5.30.95.

               ·   W.0.0.0 matches all machines whose IP addresses start with the first number in
                   the specified address. For example, the address 192.0.0.0 matches both
                   192.5.30.95 and 192.12.108.120, but does not match 138.255.63.52.

               Do not define a machine entry with the name 0.0.0.0 to match every machine. The
               system:anyuser group is equivalent.

       -id <user id>+
           Specifies an AFS UID for each user or machine entry, rather than allowing the
           Protection Server to assign it. Provide a positive integer.

           If this argument is used and the -name argument names multiple new entries, it is best
           to provide an equivalent number of AFS UIDs.  The first UID is assigned to the first
           entry, the second to the second entry, and so on. If there are fewer UIDs than
           entries, the Protection Server assigns UIDs to the unmatched entries based on the "max
           user id" counter. If there are more UIDs than entries, the excess UIDs are ignored. If
           any of the UIDs is greater than the current value of the "max user id" counter, the
           counter is reset to that value.

       -auth
           Use the calling user's tokens to communicate with the Protection Server. For more
           details, see pts(1).

       -cell <cell name>
           Names the cell in which to run the command. For more details, see pts(1).

       -config <config directory>
           Use an alternate config directory. For more details, see pts(1).

       -encrypt
           Encrypts any communication with the Protection Server. For more details, see pts(1).

       -force
           Enables the command to continue executing as far as possible when errors or other
           problems occur, rather than halting execution at the first error.

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

       -localauth
           Constructs a server ticket using a key from the local /etc/openafs/server/KeyFile
           file. Do not combine this flag with the -cell or -noauth options. For more details,
           see pts(1).

       -noauth
           Assigns the unprivileged identity anonymous to the issuer. For more details, see
           pts(1).

OUTPUT

       The command generates the following string to confirm creation of each user:

          User <name> has id <id>

EXAMPLES

       The following example creates a Protection Database entry for the user "johnson".

          % pts createuser -name johnson

       The following example creates three wildcarded machine entries in the Example Corporation
       cell. The three entries encompass all of the machines on the company's networks without
       including machines on other networks:

          % pts createuser -name 138.255.0.0 192.12.105.0 192.12.106.0

PRIVILEGE REQUIRED

       The issuer must belong to the system:administrators group.

SEE ALSO

       pts(1), pts_listmax(1), pts_setmax(1)

COPYRIGHT

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

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