[CentOS] etc passwd and groups file

Wed Jul 29 15:22:17 UTC 2009
Filipe Brandenburger <filbranden at gmail.com>


On Wed, Jul 29, 2009 at 11:13, Carlos Santana<neubyr at gmail.com> wrote:
> 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?

Tipically yes (assuming all systems were freshly installed from
scratch and do not have any conflicts), but you will have the problem
even you said below:

> 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?

Set up LDAP and use NSS (RPM package named nss_ldap) to get the
account information from LDAP.