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user

Manage the system users

Overview

  • This module ensures a particular user is present on, or absent from, the remote machine.

  • It ensures that the configuration of the user matches the values specified.

  • The user can be specified by username or by user id. If both are specified the user is found by name, and the id is set to match the id value.

Form

(user command options)

Arguments

command

The state the user should be in. Should be one of :present or :absent.

:present

Ensures the named user is present and has the specified settings

:absent

Ensures the named user is absent

options

A hashmap of options. All available option keys and their values are described below

Options

OptionDescription
:name
type string

    The username

:uid
type string

    The user's id number

:home
type string

    The user's home directory path

:create-home
type boolean

    If the user's home directory does not exist, create it.

:move-home
type boolean

    Move the user's home directory to the new location. Only effective when modifying an existing user.

:group
type string

    The user's primary group.

:groups
type vector

    A list of groups the user should belong to

:password
type string

    An encrypted password string to use for the user's password login.

:shell
type string

    The path to the users default shell.

:comment
type string

    The comment field to add against the user in the users database.

Examples