[CentOS] Adduser help

John R Pierce pierce at hogranch.com
Fri Mar 9 22:34:00 UTC 2007

Robert Moskowitz wrote:
> Alfred von Campe wrote:
>> On Mar 9, 2007, at 14:39, Robert Moskowitz wrote:
>>> at 
>>> http://wiki.openpbx.org/tiki-index.php?page=Easy+route+to+building+OpenPBX.org 
>>> there is the following adduser command:
>>> adduser --no-create-home --ingroup openpbx --disabled-password 
>>> --disabled-login openpbx
>>> This does NOT seem to be the right format for Centos. So far, using 
>>> man, I have come up with;
>>> adduser -M -g openpbx
>>> What else do I need?
>> I think that --disabled-password is the default if you don't specify 
>> a password, and to disable logins you can use "-s /sbin/nologin" to 
>> set the account's shell. 
> Centos is still not happy:
> [root at openpbx ~]#adduser -M -g openpbx -s /sbin/nologin
> usage: adduser [-u uid [-o]] [-g group] [-G group,...]
> [-d home] [-s shell] [-c comment] [-m [-k template]]
> [-f inactive] [-e expire ] [-p passwd] [-M] [-n] [-r] [-l] name
> adduser -D [-g group] [-b base] [-s shell]
> [-f inactive] [-e expire ]
> [root at openpbx ~]#

you didn't specify the user account.   try...

    # useradd -M -g openpbx -s /sbin/nologin openpbx

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