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Chapter 11. System Administration Overview > Managing Users and Groups

11.2. Managing Users and Groups

Mac OS X stores user and group information in the NetInfo database, under /users and /groups, respectively. (This is different than how most other Unix systems do it; see Chapter 9.)

11.2.1. Managing Users Through the Accounts Pane

While direct manipulation of NetInfo gives you the most control over user accounts, the Accounts preference pane, seen in Figure 11-2, contains controls for creating and deleting user accounts, as well as editing various properties associated with them.


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