Infrastructure Management

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This page serves to be a quick but complete reference of various infrastructure-related tasks.

Operations: How do I...

...create a new user?

Privilege level: Administrators
 
  1. PLA Logo Small.png
    First, login to PLA
    Navigate to phpLDAPAdmin on Talos (alt link), accept any certificate, click "Login" on the left, and enter the full DN of your account (for example, cn=lannonbr,ou=users,dc=cslabs,dc=clarkson,dc=edu) as the username, as well as your password.
     
  2. Expand dc=cslabs,dc=clarkson,dc=edu, then expand ou=users.
  3. Click Create new entry here immediately under ou=users.
  4. In the right pane, select Generic: User Account.
  5. Enter relevant account information, setting the following attributes. (This is going to be a little challenging, because some of the fields automatically populate from other fields. Check your work before saving it.)
    • User ID must be a valid Unix username. cn is traditionally set to the same value. (These fields like to populate from name, so change them after name.)
    • GID number should almost always be users (it's actually a drop-down).
    • Home directory should be /mnt/home/username. This will be set up momentarily.
    • Login shell can be left up to preference of users, but should be set to /bin/sh for maintainers and administrators to avoid being refused a session on a machine that doesn't have a certain shell.
    • The UID Number cannot be changed here. It will be done after saving.