- Create the user on the file server
- Create the user on the authentication server(not required for standalone terminals)
- When the user logs in the first time, he should execute /sys/lib/newuser
To create a new user, first create the user on the file server. When running fossil(4), you can use
con -l /srv/fscons
to connect to the file server console. To disconnect, type ctl-\ and then type q at the >>> prompt. Type enter to see a prompt.
Fossilcons(8) describes the fossil console commands in detail. To create a new user run(replacing <user> with the desired user name):
uname <user> <user>
To allow the user to make changes to the system (configuration) files, which are writable by group sys, add the user to sys:
uname sys +<user>
And similarly if desired for the files in /adm:
uname adm +<user>
If you are using the (old) WORM-based file server, the equivalent commands are
newuser <user> newuser sys +<user>
See fs(8) for details.
If you are running a Plan 9 auth server, you will also need to create an account on the authentication server, using auth/changeuser (see auth(8)). This step is not required for a standalone machine.
When the user logs in for the first time, he or she should run /sys/lib/newuser to create a minimal Plan 9 home directory.