[CentOS] etc passwd and groups file

Wed Jul 29 15:21:48 UTC 2009
Seán O Sullivan <seanos at seanos.net>

2009/7/29 Carlos Santana <neubyr at gmail.com>:
> I need to maintain a same user/group list on multiples systems. Can we
> just copy the same passwd and groups file on all machines?
> If we create a new user on one system then I will need to copy this to
> all other systems. This is quite cumbersome. Any suggestions?

Go the directory route, OpenLDAP or CentOS Directory Server.

If there was some reason needed to stick with /etc/passwd and
/etc/group, use puppet, cfeingine, or some other configuration
management system to manage your files.