sync-accounts-createuser - helper/hook program for sync-accounts
is invoked by sync-accounts
sync-accounts is creating a local account.
It must perform all of the tasks involved with local account creation except for
the actual changes to the password, shadow and group databases.
At the very minimum, it must create the new account's home directory (with
appropriate permissions). The supplied sync-accounts-createuser script does
It may also suggest to sync-accounts modifications to the new account's passwd
When sync-accounts-createuser is invoked, the passwd and group entries will not
yet have been set up, so it may not rely on them. sync-accounts-createuser
will not be supplied with any arguments. However, the following environment
variables will be set, giving details about the account to be created:
sync-accounts-createuser should usually produce no output.
It can inhibit the creation of the user by outputting a single line not
containing a colon; in this case, a diagnostic message will be written to
sync-accounts's logfile, and the user will be skipped.
Alternatively, it may write out an alternative password file entry, in which
case sync-accounts will use the supplied data for the local passwd file
instead of that from the remote host. The line should be in Sys-V passwd file
format (regardless of localformat
username field should be taken from SYNCUSER_CREATE_USER
, and the
password field should be x
- All went well, or we wrote a line without a colon to say
that the account should not be created.
- any other
- There were serious problems and sync-accounts should bomb
The supplied sync-accounts-createuser does not check that it was not supplied
with any arguments; nor does it check that the SYNCUSER_CREATE_*
variables are set, or have sensible values.
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