Administering user accounts

Assigning authorizations

Authorizations allow users to run certain system programs.

In the Account Manager, select the user name, then select Users -> Authorizations.

Account username Has Owner Privileges assigns all authorizations, creating what is known as a system owner. This can also be accomplished using the make-owner(1M) command. See ``The root account and system owner'' for more information.

WARNING: Do not confuse authorizations with ``privileges'', the mechanism by which user processes can access restricted system commands. Authorizations control access to SCOadmin managers. (See ``Administering privilege'' for more information on privileges.)

The Administer Filesystems authorization should only be assigned to persons entrusted with system administration.


Authorization Purpose
Shutdown System ability to shut down the system using the Shutdown Manager
Administer Intranet use the Network Configuration Manager to configure TCP/IP and network connections to remote systems
Administer File Systems use the Filesystem Manager to add, configure, and manage filesystems
Administer Printers use the Printer Manager to add, configure, and remove printers
Change System Tunables use the System Tuner Manager to change the kernel tunable parameters
Monitor System Resources use the System Monitor to view how system resources are used

NOTE: Managing authorizations from the command line is not supported. Instead, you can use the make-owner(1M) command to make a user a system owner (effectively assigning all authorizations).

Additional permissions might appear if you have purchased and installed add-on software packages. Users lacking the required authorization to run a SCOadmin manager will see the message: You are not authorized to run...

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