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KUser is a tool for managing users and groups on your system


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Information
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Features

  • Add/Edit/Remove users
  • Add/Edit/Remove groups
  • Password Management

Setup

Kuser usually is not installed by default, so it has to be installed manually. KUser is part of the kdeadmin-package. Once installed you can find it under K-Menu -> System -> KUser, or start it with KRunner (Alt+F2) typing 'kuser'.

Using KUser

After starting KUser a window opens containing two tabs: Users and Groups.

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Users

Double-clicking a user opens a dialog with several tabs. The amount of tabs is variable, depending on the type of the user storage system and whether quotas are being used.

User Info

  • Modify the userproperties like User-ID, Name, Adressinformations or set/change a password for example. You can also deactivate a account.
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Password Management

  • Change password settings, like the time after that a password have to be changed, or set a time a account will expire on.
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Groups

  • Add or remove groups the user belongs to.
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Groups

Double clicking a group opens a dialog, where you can change the name of the group and add/remove users to/from a group.

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Warning
Be careful deleting anything, as it can harm your system seriously!



Configure KUser

Click Settings -> Configure KUser and you can set up defaults for creating a new user:

General

  • set the shell, the home path or the UID.
  • choose if a home folder will be created and if a skeleton (standard configuration files) will be copied to the home folder.
  • set a private group, which creates a own personal group when a user is added and removes it, when the user is removed.
  • set a standard password policy.
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Files

  • set default paths for password, group file, password shadow file and group shadow file.
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LDAP

  • set preferences for users in a local network
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Help-hint.png Tip In most cases you won't have to change the default settings, as they are sufficient for most users.


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