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user creation, modification, deletion, suspend.

January 11, 2013 at 03:26:42
Specs: Windows 7
Hi Friends,

I have a putty through which I have to fire some OpenVMS commands through which I have to create, delete, modify, & suspend operation for user in an particular account.

I am very new to OpenVMS. So do you guys have any idea about it..??

Please share those commands with that I can accomplish my task ASAP.

Thanks & Regards

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January 11, 2013 at 04:21:56
It is unclear what you require. Are you asking how to delete an active user or to remove an account from the system? The commands required for each operation will be different. Perhaps a conversation or a consulting session would be more usefull. At the least, please provide more details on what you require.


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January 11, 2013 at 05:21:46
Hi Dan,

You have asked a great question that I want to delete an active user or to remove an account from the system. So, actually I was having this doubt like whether this CREATING AN ACCOUNT & ADDING A USER make sense differently?
If yes then I don't know how to CREATE an ACCOUNT. Well, I have added 1 user into an account by using below command, before that I have fired some more commands which are given below sequentially:

$set default sys$system: //what does this $ denotes?
$run authorize
uaf>add USERNAME /uic=[group,member] /account=ACCOUNT_NAME

Is this the right approach to add an user? If Yes then its fine, If No then how to?
I just want to confirm whether I am going in right direction or not? This could be possible that adding user like this will work fine but this could also be the scenario that this is not the secure way. :)

And please tell the commands to create an ACCOUNT too.

Thanks & Regards

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January 11, 2013 at 09:55:57
There will be some confusion here because an account is usually associated with a user. The "account" field within the UAF datafile allows for grouping users together. Simply stated, you can have a group of users that say are in development. You can associate them within an "account" which is usually tied to a portion of the UIC (User Identification Code) called the group. A UIC is composed of 2 values: group and member.

This is just a start. You need to read the system manager's guide to get a feel for accounts, passwords etc.

If you are trying to startup a system for a business, I would suggest you invest in a consultant that knows OpenVMS that can setup the initial system and teach you teh basics such that you can continue to manage the system with little outside help.

The assistance you require is beyond the scope of this forum in reality. Many here can assist with spot issues, but this is not the place for complete tutorials.

I hope this helps a bit.


For full disclosure: I provide such services mentioned above as do many others that have contributed to this forum in the past.

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January 13, 2013 at 11:22:44
I suggest, as for any other system management task, to read the appropriate chapter of the HP OpenVMS System Manager's Manual, Volume 1, chapter 7
"Managing User Accounts".
(if not available on CD, the manual is available on the HP OpenVMS documentation site: )

One of the command-files to help You is
Read it, and customize it to reflect default parameters like user default directories,
default UIC,account, disk- and memory-quotas.

Joseph Huber

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