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mkuser does not work…..
Trying to create a user account failed with the following two messages:
3004-690 No default group.
3004-703 Check "/etc/security/mkuser.default" file.
Contrary to these messages the /etc/security/ contained the mkuser.default and the
mkuser.sys files which after a visual inspection were declared to be OK. So what could be a
reason for mkuser failure to create a new user account?
These two files have also presence (in the format of symbolic links) in the
directory /usr/lib/security, so it is prudent to investigate these links too.
# ls -l /usr/lib/security
....................................................................
r-xr-xr-x 2 bin bin 256 Dec 15 15:18 risk-manager
dr-xr-xr-x 2 bin bin 4096 Dec 15 17:11 acl
dr-xr-xr-x 2 bin bin 4096 Dec 15 17:11 64
lrwxrwxrwx 1 root security 16 Dec 15 17:11 methods.cfg -> /etc/methods.cfg
lrwxrwxrwx 1 root security 17 Dec 15 17:11 fpm -> /etc/security/fpm
lrwxrwxrwx 1 root system 10 Mar 01 11:21 mkuser.sys -> mkuser.sys
This output does not look good for a few reasons. First, there is no link to
the /etc/security/mkuser.default. Next, mkuser.sys instead of being linked
to /etc/security/mkuser.sys is linked to itself….. To fix it, we have to
cd /usr/lib/security to remove mkuser.sys and to re-create links to both files
in /etc/security as shown next.
/usr/lib/security> rm mkuser.sys

/usr/lib/security> ln -s /etc/security/mkuser.default mkuser.default
/usr/lib/security> ls -ltr mkuser.default
lrwxrwxrwx 1 root system 28 Mar 02 07:50 mkuser.default -> /etc/security/mkuser.default

/usr/lib/security>ln -s /etc/security/mkuser.sys mkuser.sys
/usr/lib/security> ls -l mkuser.sys
lrwxrwxrwx 1 root system 24 Mar 02 07:50 mkuser.sys -> /etc/security/mkuser.sys
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Following these repairs, the mksuser start working again.
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