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NAME

       /etc/adduser.conf - configuration file for adduser(8) and addgroup(8).

DESCRIPTION

       The  file  /etc/adduser.conf contains defaults for the programs adduser(8) , addgroup(8) ,
       deluser(8) and delgroup(8).  Each line holds a single value pair  in  the  form  option  =
       value.   Double or single quotes are allowed around the value, as is whitespace around the
       equals sign.  Comment lines must have a hash sign (#) in the first column.

       The valid configuration options are:

       DSHELL The login shell to be used for all new users.  Defaults to /bin/bash.

       DHOME  The directory in which new home directories should be created.  Defaults to /home.

       GROUPHOMES
              If  this  is  set   to   yes,   the   home   directories   will   be   created   as
              /home/[groupname]/user.  Defaults to no.

       LETTERHOMES
              If  this  is  set  to  yes,  then  the  home directories created will have an extra
              directory inserted which is the  first  letter  of  the  loginname.   For  example:
              /home/u/user.  Defaults to no.

       SKEL   The  directory  from  which  skeletal  user  configuration  files should be copied.
              Defaults to /etc/skel.

       FIRST_SYSTEM_UID and LAST_SYSTEM_UID
              specify an inclusive range of UIDs  from  which  system  UIDs  can  be  dynamically
              allocated.  Default  to  100  - 999.  Please note that system software, such as the
              users allocated by the base-passwd package, may assume that UIDs less than 100  are
              unallocated.

       FIRST_UID and LAST_UID
              specify an inclusive range of UIDs from which normal user's UIDs can be dynamically
              allocated. Default to 1000 - 29999.

       FIRST_SYSTEM_GID and LAST_SYSTEM_GID
              specify an inclusive range of GIDs  from  which  system  GIDs  can  be  dynamically
              allocated.  Default to 100 - 999.

       FIRST_GID and LAST_GID
              specify  an  inclusive  range  of  GIDs  from  which  normal  group's  GIDs  can be
              dynamically allocated. Default to 1000 - 29999.

       USERGROUPS
              If this is set to yes, then each created user will be given their own group to use.
              If  this  is  no,  then  each created user will be placed in the group whose GID is
              USERS_GID (see below).  The default is yes.

       USERS_GID
              If USERGROUPS is no, then USERS_GID is the GID given to  all  newly-created  users.
              The default value is 100.

       DIR_MODE
              If  set  to  a  valid  value  (e.g. 0755 or 755), directories created will have the
              specified permissions as umask. Otherwise 0755 is used as default.

       SETGID_HOME
              If this is set to yes, then home directories for  users  with  their  own  group  (
              USERGROUPS=yes  )  will  have  the setgid bit set. This was the default setting for
              adduser versions << 3.13. Unfortunately it has some bad  side  effects,  so  we  no
              longer  do  this per default. If you want it nevertheless you can still activate it
              here.

       QUOTAUSER
              If set to a nonempty value, new users will have quotas copied from that user.   The
              default is empty.

       NAME_REGEX
              User  and  group  names  are  checked  against this regular expression. If the name
              doesn't match this regexp, user and group creation in  adduser  is  refused  unless
              --force-badname  is  set. With --force-badname set, only weak checks are performed.
              The  default  is  the  most  conservative  ^[a-z][-a-z0-9]*$.   When  --system   is
              specified, NAME_REGEX_SYSTEM is used instead.

       NAME_REGEX_SYSTEM
              Names  of system users are checked against this regular expression.  If --system is
              supplied and the name doesn't match  this  regexp,  user  creation  in  adduser  is
              refused  unless  --force-badname is set. With --force-badname set, only weak checks
              are performed. The default is as for  the  default  NAME_REGEX  but  also  allowing
              uppercase letters.

       SKEL_IGNORE_REGEX
              Files  in  /etc/skel/  are  checked against this regex, and not copied to the newly
              created home directory if they match.  This  is  by  default  set  to  the  regular
              expression    matching    files    left    over    from   unmerged   config   files
              (dpkg-(old|new|dist)).

       ADD_EXTRA_GROUPS
              Setting this to something other than 0 (the default)  will  cause  adduser  to  add
              newly  created  non-system  users  to  the  list  of groups defined by EXTRA_GROUPS
              (below).

       EXTRA_GROUPS
              This is the list of groups that new non-system users will be added to.  By default,
              this list is 'dialout cdrom floppy audio video plugdev users games'

NOTES

       VALID NAMES
              adduser  and addgroup enforce conformity to IEEE Std 1003.1-2001, which allows only
              the following characters to appear  in  group  and  user  names:  letters,  digits,
              underscores,  periods,  at signs (@) and dashes. The name may no start with a dash.
              The "$" sign is allowed at the end of usernames (to conform to samba).

              An additional check can be adjusted via the configuration parameter  NAME_REGEX  to
              enforce a local policy.

FILES

       /etc/adduser.conf

SEE ALSO

       adduser(8), addgroup(8), deluser(8), delgroup(8), deluser.conf(5)