Removes a user account.
rmuser [ -p ] Name
The rmuser command removes the user account identified by the Name parameter. This command removes a user's attributes without removing the user's home directory and files. The user name must already exist as a string of 8 bytes or less. If the -p flag is specified, the rmuser command also removes passwords and other user authentication information from the /etc/security/passwd file.
Only the root user can remove administrative users. Administrative users are those users with admin=true set in the /etc/security/user file.
You can use the Web-based System Manager Users application (wsm users fast path) to run this command. You could also use the System Management Interface Tool (SMIT) smit rmuser fast path to run this command.
|-p||Removes user password information from the /etc/security/passwd file.|
Access Control: This command should grant execute (x) access only to the root user and members of the security group. This command should be installed as a program in the trusted computing base (TCB). The command should be owned by the root user with the setuid (SUID) bit set.
rmuser -p davis
|/usr/sbin/rmuser||Contains the rmuser command.|
|Contains the basic attributes of users.|
|Contains password information.|
|Defines resource quotas and limits for each user.|
|Contains the extended attributes of users.|
|Contains the administrative role attributes of users.|
|Contains environment attributes of users.|
|Contains audit configuration information.|
|Contains the basic attributes of groups.|
|Contains the extended attributes of groups.|
The chfn command, chgrpmem command, chsh command, chgroup command, chuser command, lsgroup command, lsuser command, mkgroup command, mkuser command, passwd command, pwdadm command, rmgroup command, setgroups command, setsenv command.
For more information about the identification and authentication of users, discretionary access control, the trusted computing base, and auditing, refer to Security Administration in AIX Version 4.3 System Management Guide: Operating System and Devices.
For more information about administrative roles, refer to Administrative Roles Overview in AIX Version 4.3 System Management Guide: Operating System and Devices.
Setting up and running Web-based System Management in AIX Version 4.3 System Management Guide: Operating System and Devices.