kas_create - Creates an entry in the Authentication Database
kas create -name <name of user> [-initial_password <initial password>] [-admin_username <admin principal to use for authentication>] [-password_for_admin <admin password>] [-cell <cell name>] [-servers <explicit list of authentication servers>+] [-noauth] [-help]
kas c -na <name of user> [-i <initial password>] [-a <admin principal to use for authentication>] [-p <admin password>] [-c <cell name>] [-s <explicit list of authentication servers>+] [-no] [-h]
The kas create command creates an entry in the Authentication Database for the user named by the -name argument.
To avoid having the account's initial password echo visibly at the shell prompt, omit the -initial_password argument; the command interpreter prompts for the password and does not echo it visibly. Whether or not -initial_password is omitted, the Authentication Server converts the password into a form suitable for use as an encryption key, and records it in the entry's key field.
To alter settings in an Authentication Database entry, use the kas setfields command. To examine an entry, use the kas examine command. To list every entry in the database, use the kas list command.
Names the new Authentication Database entry. Because it is the name under which the user logs in, it must obey the restrictions that many operating systems impose on user names (usually, to contain no more than eight lowercase letters).
Sets the user's password; provide a character string that can include uppercase and lowercase letters, numerals and punctuation. The Authentication Server scrambles the string into an octal string suitable for use as an encryption key before placing it in the entry's key field. If this argument is omitted, the command interpreter prompts for the string and does not echo it visibly.
Specifies the user identity under which to authenticate with the Authentication Server for execution of the command. For more details, see kas(8).
Specifies the password of the command's issuer. If it is omitted (as recommended), the kas command interpreter prompts for it and does not echo it visibly. For more details, see kas(8).
Names the cell in which to run the command. For more details, see kas(8).
Names each machine running an Authentication Server with which to establish a connection. For more details, see kas(8).
Assigns the unprivileged identity
anonymous to the issuer.
For more details,
Prints the online help for this command. All other valid options are ignored.
The following example shows the prompts that appear when an administrator logged in as
admin creates an Authentication Database entry for the user
and does not include either the -initial_password or -password_for_admin arguments.
% kas create smith Password for admin: initial_password: Verifying, please re-enter initial_password:
The issuer must have the
ADMIN flag set on his or her Authentication Database entry.
kas(8), kas_examine(8), kas_list(8), kas_setfields(8)
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