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SRC User Accounts Overview


User accounts provide one way for users to access the system. For each account, you define the login name for the user, properties for the user account, and authentication information. After you create an account, the software creates a home directory for the user when the user logs in to the system for the first time.

Each user has a home directory on the C Series Controller, which is created the first time that the user logs in. Home directories that have the same name as the user ID are created in the /var/home directory; for example, the home directory for a user with the user ID Chris_Bee is /var/home/Chris_Bee.

All users who can log in to the SRC software must be a member of a login class. With login classes, you define the following:

  • Access privileges users have when they are logged in to the SRC software

  • Commands and statements that users can and cannot specify

  • How long a login session can be idle before it times out and the user is logged out.

You can define any number of login classes. You then apply one login class to an individual user account.