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AIX Commands

Disable non-root user login .. by vivek1712
Posted: 17 May 03

Sometimes it is necessary to disable users from logging into a system,particulary when doing certain types of administration work.

To disable user login in AIX, simply create the file /etc/nologin.

When a non-root user attempts to login, the system blocks the login and displays the contents of the /etc/nologin file. So u can also write a message in the nolgin file which will get displayed when non-root user tries to login.

To enable user login, erase the /etc/nologin file.

/etc/nologin file gets removed automatically if server is rebooted.

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