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13.4. Disabling User Private Groups

To ensure that IdM does not create a default user private group for a new user, choose one of the following:
Even after you disable creating default user private groups, IdM will still require a GID when adding new users. To ensure that adding the user succeeds, see Section 13.4.3, “Adding a User with User Private Groups Disabled”.

Note

If you want to disable creating default user private groups because of GID conflicts, consider changing the default UID and GID assignment ranges. See Chapter 14, Unique UID and GID Number Assignments.

13.4.1. Creating a User without a User Private Group

Add the --noprivate option to the ipa user-add command. Note that for the command to succeed, you must specify a custom private group. See Section 13.4.3, “Adding a User with User Private Groups Disabled”.

13.4.2. Disabling User Private Groups Globally for All Users

  1. Log in as the administrator:
    $ kinit admin
  2. IdM uses the Directory Server Managed Entries Plug-in to manage user private groups. List the instances of the plug-in:
    $ ipa-managed-entries --list
  3. To ensure IdM does not create user private groups, disabling the plug-in instance responsible for managing user private groups:
    $ ipa-managed-entries -e "UPG Definition" disable
    Disabling Plugin

    Note

    To re-enable the UPG Definition instance later, use the ipa-managed-entries -e "UPG Definition" enable command.
  4. Restart Directory Server to load the new configuration.
    # systemctl restart dirsrv.target

13.4.3. Adding a User with User Private Groups Disabled

To make sure adding a new user succeeds when creating default user private groups is disabled, choose one of the following: