If you’re coming from Linux flavor, you might notice creating user account in Solaris slightly different as you need to provide few options as this is commonly ignored in Linux.
useradd [-c comment] [-d dir] -m [-g group] -s /bin/bash <login_name>
Any text string. It is generally a short description of the login. Please put the user’s full name.
The home directory of the new user. Usually the directory is /export/
New user’s primary group membership. We can get the group name from /etc/group file.
Below is the sample command to create the Unix account called “prdadmin”.
root@server:/# useradd -c "System Administrator" -d /export/prdadmin -m -g sysadmin -s /bin/bash prdadmin
After account is created, we need to create the password using the “passwd” command.
root@server:/# passwd prdadmin