Editing the /etc/passwd file
Although using the Account Manager is preferred
for adding and maintaining users and groups,
administrators accustomed to editing /etc/passwd
directly can simply do so -- unless your system
is configured with the Improved or High security profiles.
If this is so, you must also run the
command with the -p
and -s options to update the accounts database.
With the lower security profiles, you can edit /etc/passwd without