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Using the NetInfo Database to Customize a User

Now that you have had the opportunity to examine the NetInfo database, back it up, and try using it. In the previous section, you saw that changes can be made in the NetInfo database in conjunction with other tools. We will make use of that idea in this section, where we will learn how to customize the creation of a user account. We will use the Users control panel to create a user, but we will customize our user by editing information in the NetInfo database.

In our example, we will make a user that we want to use as our general software user. This is a specialized user whose account we want to use when compiling software for the system, but we do not want to be one of the administrators for the machine. We would like our user to belong to a group called tire, with group ID 100. We would also like to have a specific user ID, 502, for our user, whose account we intend to call software. To create this user, do the following:


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