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Is it Allowed to Change Default System Accounts on Solaris? (Doc ID 1503266.1)

Last updated on JANUARY 18, 2024

Applies to:

Solaris Operating System - Version 10 and later
Oracle Solaris on SPARC (64-bit)
Oracle Solaris on x86-64 (64-bit)


The system accounts (bin, sys, adm, lp, nobody, noaccess, nobody4, etc.) have no shell.

Can we assign a shell of /bin/false to these accounts and then lock these accounts in Solaris systems?

Are these roles and if so should we not add /bin/false to them as a shell and lock them?  What are best practices in this regard? 


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