Getting started

You can start Users Administration Tool in the following ways:

System menu

Choose Administration ▸ Users and groups.

Command line

Execute the following command: users-admin

When you start Users Administration Tool, you will be prompted for the administrator password. This is necessary because the changes done with this tool will affect the whole system.

After entering the administrator password, the following window is displayed.

Figure 1Users Administration Tool main window

The Users Administration Tool main window contains the following elements:

Users list

Shows the available users. Depending on the GConf key /apps/gnome-system-tools/users/showall it will show the system users too.

User manipulation buttons

Allows to add or delete users or modify user settings.

Manage groups button

Shows a similar dialogue to modify group settings.

Figure 2Users Administration Tool groups editor