New users in Solaris 10 brand­ed zones on Solaris 11 not han­dled auto­mat­i­cal­ly

A col­league noticed that on a Solaris 11 sys­tem a Solaris 10 brand­ed zone “gains” two new dae­mons which are run­ning with UID 16 and 17. Those users are not auto­mat­i­cal­ly added to /etc/passwd, /etc/shadow (and /etc/group)… at least not when the zones are import­ed from an exist­ing Solaris 10 zone.

I added the two users (netadm, netcfg) and the group (netadm) to the Solaris 10 brand­ed zones by hand (copy&paste of the lines in /etc/passwd, /etc/shadow, /etc/group + run pwconv) for our few Solaris 10 brand­ed zones on Solaris 11.

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