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Date:      Mon, 15 Aug 2011 09:42:16 -0700
From:      Chuck Swiger <>
To:        Chris Brennan <>
Cc:        FreeBSD Questions <>
Subject:   Re: unprivledged users (for a service)
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On Aug 15, 2011, at 9:37 AM, Chris Brennan wrote:
> It's been a while since I've had to do this and the drive that contained 
> all of my notes is dead, along with the backup (I was actually lucky to 
> recover my home drive before it also failed but my notes were not 
> there). I cannot for the life of me remember how to properly add an 
> unprivledged user that will only be used for running a specific system 
> service. So it doesn't need a login shell or $HOME.

Add a user and set the shell to /bin/false or perhaps /sbin/nologin; for $HOME set it to /var/empty or /tmp, perhaps.


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