The pts adduser command adds each user or machine entry named by the
-user argument as a member of each group named by the -group
To remove members of a group, use the pts removeuser command. To list
the groups to which a user or machine belongs, or the members of a
specified group, use the pts membership command.
After being added as a group member, a currently authenticated user must
reauthenticate (for example, by issuing the klog command) to obtain
permissions granted to the group on an access control list (ACL).
-user <user name>+
Specifies the name of each user or machine entry to add to each group
named by the -group argument. The name of a machine entry resembles an
IP address and can use the wildcard notation described on the pts
createuser reference page. The user or machine entry must already exist
in the Protection Database.
-group <group name>+
Specifies the complete name (including the owner prefix if applicable) of
each group to which to add members. The group entry must already exist in
the Protection Database.
-cell <cell name>
Names the cell in which to run the command. For more details, see
Assigns the unprivileged identity anonymous to the issuer. For more
details, see pts(1).
Constructs a server ticket using a key from the local
/etc/openafs/server/KeyFile file. The pts command interpreter presents the
ticket to the Protection Server during mutual authentication. Do not combine
this flag with the -cell or -noauth options. For more details, see
Enables the command to continue executing as far as possible when errors
or other problems occur, rather than halting execution at the first error.
Prints the online help for this command. All other valid options are
The following example adds user smith to the group system:administrators.
% pts adduser -user smith -group system:administrators
The following example adds users "jones", "terry", and pat to the
% pts adduser -user jones terry pat -group smith:colleagues
The following example adds the machine entries in the ABC Corporation
subnet to the group "bin-prot". Because of the IP address range of the
ABC Corporation subnet, the system administrator was able to group the
machines into three machine entries (using the wildcard notation discussed
on the pts createuser reference page).
The required privilege depends on the setting of the fourth privacy flag
in the Protection Database entry for each group named by the -group
argument (use the pts examine command to display the flags):
If it is the hyphen, only the group's owner and members of the
system:administrators group can add members.
If it is lowercase "a", current members of the group can add new members.
If it is uppercase "A", anyone who can access the cell's database server
machines can add new members.
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