33.1. User and Group Configuration

33.1. User and Group Configuration

The User Manager allows you to view, modify, add, and delete local users and groups.

To use the User Manager, you must be running the X Window System, have root privileges, and have the system-config-users RPM package installed. To start the User Manager from the desktop, go to System (on the panel) => Administration => Users & Groups. You can also type the command system-config-users at a shell prompt (for example, in an XTerm or a GNOME terminal).

User Manager

User Manager

Figure 33.1. User Manager

To view a list of local users on the system, click the Users tab. To view a list of local groups on the system, click the Groups tab.

To find a specific user or group, type the first few letters of the name in the Search filter field. Press Enter or click the Apply filter button. The filtered list is displayed.

To sort the users or groups, click on the column name. The users or groups are sorted according to the value of that column.

Red Hat Enterprise Linux reserves user IDs below 500 for system users. By default, User Manager does not display system users. To view all users, including the system users, go to Edit => Preferences and uncheck Hide system users and groups from the dialog box.


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