|PTS_REMOVEUSER(1)||AFS Command Reference||PTS_REMOVEUSER(1)|
pts_removeuser - Removes a user from a Protection Database group
-user <user name>+
-group <group name>+
[-cell <cell name>] [-noauth] [-localauth] [-force]
[-help] [-auth] [-encrypt] [-config <config directory>]
pts rem -u <user name>+
-g <group name>+
[-c <cell name>] [-n] [-l] [-f] [-h]
[-a] [-e] [-co <config directory>]
The pts removeuser command removes each user or machine named by the -user argument from each group named by the -group argument.
To add users to a group, use the pts adduser command. To list group membership, use the pts membership command. To remove users from a group and delete the group's entry completely in a single step, use the pts delete command.
AFS compiles each user's group membership as he or she authenticates. Any users who have valid tokens when they are removed from a group retain the privileges extended to that group's members until they discard their tokens or reauthenticate.
- -user <user name>+
- Specifies the name of each user entry or the IP address (complete or wildcard-style) of each machine entry to remove.
- -group <group name>+
- Names each group from which to remove members.
- Use the calling user's tokens to communicate with the Protection Server. For more details, see pts(1).
- -cell <cell name>
- Names the cell in which to run the command. For more details, see pts(1).
- -config <config directory>
- Use an alternate config directory. For more details, see pts(1).
- Encrypts any communication with the Protection Server. For more details, see pts(1).
- Enables the command to continue executing as far as possible when errors or other problems occur, rather than halting execution at the first error.
- Prints the online help for this command. All other valid options are ignored.
- Constructs a server ticket using a key from the local /etc/openafs/server/KeyFile file. Do not combine this flag with the -cell or -noauth options. For more details, see pts(1).
- Assigns the unprivileged identity anonymous to the issuer. For more details, see pts(1).
The following example removes user smith from the groups "staff" and "staff:finance". Note that no switch names are necessary because only a single instance is provided for the first argument (the username).
% pts removeuser smith staff staff:finance
The following example removes three machine entries, which represent all machines in the Example Corporation network, from the group "bin-prot":
% pts removeuser -user 22.214.171.124 126.96.36.199 188.8.131.52 -group bin-prot
The required privilege depends on the setting of the fifth privacy flag in the Protection Database for the group named by the -group argument (use the pts examine command to display the flags):
- If it is the hyphen, only the group's owner and members of the system:administrators group can remove members.
- If it is lowercase "r", members of the group can also remove other members.
(It is not possible to set the fifth flag to uppercase "R".)
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