Chapter 13 Users and Basic Account Management

Table of Contents
13.1 Synopsis
13.2 Introduction
13.3 The Superuser Account
13.4 System Accounts
13.5 User Accounts
13.6 Modifying Accounts
13.7 Limiting Users
13.8 Groups
Contributed by Neil Blakey-Milner.

13.1 Synopsis

FreeBSD allows multiple users to use the computer at the same time. Obviously, only one of those users can be sitting in front of the screen and keyboard at any one time [1], but any number of users can log in through the network to get their work done. To use the system every user must have an account.

After reading this chapter, you will know:

Before reading this chapter, you should:



Well, unless you hook up multiple terminals, but we will save that for Chapter 24.

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