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3.3. Using the User Manager Tool

The User Manager application allows you to view, modify, add, and delete local users and groups in the graphical user interface. To start the application, either select ApplicationsOtherUsers and Groups from the Activities menu, or type system-config-users at a shell prompt. Note that unless you have superuser privileges, the application will prompt you to authenticate as root.

3.3.1. Viewing Users and Groups

The main window of the User Manager is divided into two tabs: The Users tab provides a list of local users along with additional information about their user ID, primary group, home directory, login shell, and full name. The Groups tab provides a list of local groups with information about their group ID and group members.
Viewing users and groups
Viewing users and groups
Figure 3.5. Viewing users and groups

To find a specific user or group, type the first few letters of the name in the Search filter field and either press Enter, or click the Apply filter button. You can also sort the items according to any of the available columns by clicking the column header.
Fedora reserves user and group IDs below 1000 for system users and groups. By default, the User Manager does not display the system users. To view all users and groups, select EditPreferences to open the Preferences dialog box, and clear the Hide system users and groups check box.