Manual Reference Pages - USS_DELETE (8)
uss_delete - Deletes a user account (deprecated)
uss delete -user <login name>
[-mountpoint <mountpoint for users volume>]
[-savevolume] [-verbose] [-cell <cell name>]
[-admin <administrator to authenticate>] [-dryrun]
uss d -u <login name> [-m <mountpoint for users volume>]
[-sa] [-v] [-c <cell name>]
[-a <administrator to authenticate>] [-d] [-sk] [-h]
The uss command suite is currently designed for cells using the
obsolete Authentication Server, and therefore is primarily useful for
sites that have not yet migrated to a Kerberos version 5 KDC. The
Authentication Server and supporting commands will be removed in a future
version of OpenAFS, which may include uss unless someone who finds it
useful converts it to work with a Kerberos version 5 KDC.
The uss delete command removes the Authentication Database and
Protection Database entries for the user named by -user argument. In
addition, it can remove the users home volume and associated VLDB entry,
a mount point for the volume or both, depending on whether the
-mountpoint and -savevolume options are provided.
To remove both the volume and mount point, use the -mountpoint argument
to name the users home directory. It is best to create a tape backup of a
volume before deleting it. Note that other mount points for the volume are
not removed, if they exist.
To remove the mount point only, provide both the -mountpoint and
To preserve both the volume and mount point, omit the -mountpoint
argument (or both it and the -savevolume flag).
-user <login name>
Names the entry to delete from the Protection and Authentication
-mountpoint <mountpoint for the users volume>
Specifies the pathname to the users home directory, which is deleted from
the filespace. By default, the volume referenced by the mount point is
also removed from the file server machine that houses it, along with its
Volume Location Database (VLDB) entry. To retain the volume and VLDB
entry, include the -savevolume flag. Partial pathnames are interpreted
relative to the current working directory.
Specify the read/write path to the mount point, to avoid the failure that
results from attempting to remove a mount point from a read-only
volume. By convention, the read/write path is indicated by placing a
period before the cell name at the pathnames second level (for example,
/afs/.abc.com). For further discussion of the concept of read/write and
read-only paths through the filespace, see the fs mkmount reference
Preserves the users volume and VLDB entry.
Produces on the standard output stream a detailed trace of the commands
execution. If this argument is omitted, only warnings and error messages
-cell <cell name>
Specifies the cell in which to run the command. For more details, see
-admin <administrator to authenticate>
Specifies the AFS user name under which to establish authenticated
connections to the AFS server processes that maintain the various
components of a user account. For more details, see uss(8).
Reports actions that the command interpreter needs to perform while
executing the command, without actually performing them. For more details,
Prevents authentication with the AFS Authentication Server, allowing a
site using Kerberos to substitute that form of authentication.
Prints the online help for this command. All other valid options are
The following command removes smiths user account from the abc.com
cell. The -savevolume argument retains the user.smith volume on its
file server machine.
% uss delete smith -mountpoint /afs/abc.com/usr/smith -savevolume
The issuer (or the user named by -admin argument) must belong to the
system:administrators group in the Protection Database, must have the
ADMIN flag turned on in his or her Authentication Database entry, and
must have at least a (administer) and d (delete) permissions on the
access control list (ACL) of the mount points parent directory. If the
-savevolume flag is not included, the issuer must also be listed in the
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