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toni osta
Frequent Advisor

Create Unix User

hi ,

I need to create a unix user , user will be used to log in and collect the warning alerts

i already create the user using SAM , but i want to know in which specific group should i put it , did the group sys could be enough or it should be root group

Thank you
Robert Salter
Respected Contributor

Re: Create Unix User


What type of alerts are you looking for this user to collect? They could be part of the users group and still be able to see the /var/adm/syslog/syslog.log file, which is where most alerts go to.

I definitely wouldn't want a user to be part of the root group nor sys. You could create a new group and put them in there and it would be seperate from any other group.


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f. halili
Trusted Contributor

Re: Create Unix User


A regular user can can check the system messages:

$ cat /var/adm/syslog/syslog.log

For the dmesg you can create a cron to dump the dmesg output to a file and make sure to change it's permissions so a regular user has read access to it.

0,15,30,45 * * * * /sbin/dmesg >> /var/adm/messages 2>&1

f. halili
Johnson Punniyalingam
Honored Contributor

Re: Create Unix User

Hi Toni,

/var/adm/syslog/syslog.log file. Other's are give permission to the log file,

You No need to add the User to group sys,

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