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PTS_REMOVEUSER(1) AFS Command Reference PTS_REMOVEUSER(1)

NAME

pts_removeuser - Removes a user from a Protection Database group

SYNOPSIS

pts removeuser -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>]

DESCRIPTION

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.

CAUTIONS

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.

OPTIONS

-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.
-auth
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).
-encrypt
Encrypts any communication with the Protection Server. For more details, see pts(1).
-force
Enables the command to continue executing as far as possible when errors or other problems occur, rather than halting execution at the first error.
-help
Prints the online help for this command. All other valid options are ignored.
-localauth
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).
-noauth
Assigns the unprivileged identity anonymous to the issuer. For more details, see pts(1).

EXAMPLES

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 138.255.0.0 192.12.105.0 192.12.106.0 -group bin-prot

PRIVILEGE REQUIRED

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".)

SEE ALSO

pts(1), pts_adduser(1), pts_examine(1), pts_membership(1), pts_setfields(1)

COPYRIGHT

IBM Corporation 2000. <http://www.ibm.com/> All Rights Reserved.

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2020-07-01 OpenAFS