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Linux User-Group Console

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This post shows you how to add the menu option and GUI to set users and groups. It’s quite a bit easier than mastering all the command-line syntax. It makes setting up the required user and group accounts for an Oracle Enterprise or MySQL database solution much easier.

You add the utility by calling the yum (Yellowdog Updater, Modified) utility like this:

yum installed -y system-config_users

You should see the following:

Loaded plugins: langpacks
adobe-linux-x86_64                                       |  951 B     00:00     
ol7_UEKR3                                                | 1.2 kB     00:00     
ol7_latest                                               | 1.4 kB     00:00     
Resolving Dependencies
--> Running transaction check
---> Package system-config-users.noarch 0:1.3.5-2.el7 will be installed
--> Processing Dependency: system-config-users-docs for package: system-config-users-1.3.5-2.el7.noarch
--> Running transaction check
---> Package system-config-users-docs.noarch 0:1.0.9-6.el7 will be installed
--> Processing Dependency: rarian-compat for package: system-config-users-docs-1.0.9-6.el7.noarch
--> Running transaction check
---> Package rarian-compat.x86_64 0:0.8.1-11.el7 will be installed
--> Processing Dependency: rarian = 0.8.1-11.el7 for package: rarian-compat-0.8.1-11.el7.x86_64
--> Processing Dependency: rarian for package: rarian-compat-0.8.1-11.el7.x86_64
--> Processing Dependency: for package: rarian-compat-0.8.1-11.el7.x86_64
--> Running transaction check
---> Package rarian.x86_64 0:0.8.1-11.el7 will be installed
--> Finished Dependency Resolution
Dependencies Resolved
 Package                      Arch       Version           Repository      Size
 system-config-users          noarch     1.3.5-2.el7       ol7_latest     337 k
Installing for dependencies:
 rarian                       x86_64     0.8.1-11.el7      ol7_latest      97 k
 rarian-compat                x86_64     0.8.1-11.el7      ol7_latest      65 k
 system-config-users-docs     noarch     1.0.9-6.el7       ol7_latest     307 k
Transaction Summary
Install  1 Package (+3 Dependent packages)
Total download size: 805 k
Installed size: 3.9 M
Downloading packages:
(1/4): rarian-0.8.1-11.el7.x86_64.rpm                      |  97 kB   00:00     
(2/4): rarian-compat-0.8.1-11.el7.x86_64.rpm               |  65 kB   00:00     
(3/4): system-config-users-1.3.5-2.el7.noarch.rpm          | 337 kB   00:00     
(4/4): system-config-users-docs-1.0.9-6.el7.noarch.rpm     | 307 kB   00:00     
Total                                              830 kB/s | 805 kB  00:00     
Running transaction check
Running transaction test
Transaction test succeeded
Running transaction
  Installing : rarian-0.8.1-11.el7.x86_64                                   1/4 
  Installing : rarian-compat-0.8.1-11.el7.x86_64                            2/4 
  Installing : system-config-users-1.3.5-2.el7.noarch                       3/4 
  Installing : system-config-users-docs-1.0.9-6.el7.noarch                  4/4 
  Verifying  : rarian-compat-0.8.1-11.el7.x86_64                            1/4 
  Verifying  : system-config-users-1.3.5-2.el7.noarch                       2/4 
  Verifying  : rarian-0.8.1-11.el7.x86_64                                   3/4 
  Verifying  : system-config-users-docs-1.0.9-6.el7.noarch                  4/4 
  system-config-users.noarch 0:1.3.5-2.el7                                      
Dependency Installed:
  rarian.x86_64 0:0.8.1-11.el7                                                  
  rarian-compat.x86_64 0:0.8.1-11.el7                                           
  system-config-users-docs.noarch 0:1.0.9-6.el7                                 

After successfully installing the radian, rarian-compat, system-config-users, and system-config-users-docs packages, you will find that there’s now a Users and Groups option when you navigate by clicking on Applications and then clicking on Sundry from the menu.

Menu Instructions


  1. You navigate to the Applications menu, and choose Sundry from the menu list and Users and Groups from the menu item to continue.


  1. You will be prompted for the sudoer’s password in this dialog.


  1. At this point, you can use the GUI interface to set users and groups.

As always, I hope this helps those trying to set users and passwords without mastering the command-line syntax.

Written by maclochlainn

May 29th, 2016 at 4:32 pm