User login

Agaric

Kerberos user creation and password changes for Agaric test sites

Everyday use

You can change your password at https://agariclabs.net/krb/passwd

Or when logged in to simone.mayfirst.org with kpasswd (first type your current password, and then your new one, twice).

Initial setup of a user via the command line

These commands can be run on Agaric's test server, simone.mayfirst.org.

First, to see if a username already exists, you can list them with listprincs:

Create a new user on Agaric's test server at MayFirst/PeopleLink

Creating a public key

The user to be added (we'll call him Andrew) types this in his terminal:

ssh-keygen

Then he sends his public key to the person acting as sysadmin at the moment. As an e-mail attachment is fine. For users not used to the command line it can be hard to find the public key in a hidden .ssh folder, but it is possible to use scp to put it on a server both the user and the acting sysadmin have access to.

Adding the user to the server

The sysadmin then logs into the test server and uses standard Debian commands:

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