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Restricted Movement of Home Directories

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This product provides the enhanced behavior of usermod command with the configuration file - /etc/default/usermod. This product helps in preventing movement of the user's home directories using usermod command with -m option.

Features and benefits:

This product contains:

  1. New core functionality (USERMOD-Enh) to enable the restricted movement of home directories in usermod command.

    USERMOD-Enh contains:

    1. Configuration file

      In this configuration file /etc/default/usermod, by default, root directory ("/") will be present. System administrators can append any number of home directories from which the movement needs to be prevented. Refer to usermod(4) manpage for details.

    2. usermod (4) manpage

      This manpage explains about the contents of the configuration file - /etc/default/usermod .

  2. On 11.11, a patch (PHCO_35732) for usermod command.
    On 11.23, a patch (PHCO_35874) for usermod command.

    usermod command is enhanced to prevent the movement of the user's home directory, when modifying the user's home directory using usermod command with -m option. This enhanced behavior of usermod command is enabled only if the USERMOD-Enh is installed on the system Refer to usermod(1m) manpage for details.

Where to Find Information:

For detailed information about the features contained in this product, see the following manpages:


Known Problems:

There were no known problems at the time of release. For the latest information,
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Additional product information
Product #: UserMod
Version: B.11.11.01, B.11.23.01
Software specification: HP-UX 11iv1(UsermodRestHome_B.11.11.01_HP-UX_B.11.11_32+64.depot)
HP-UX 11iv2(UsermodRestHome_B.11.23.01_HP-UX_B.11.23_IA+PA.depot)