SUN: Disabling automatic user registrationΒΆ

Title:SUN: Disabling automatic user registration
Author:Douglas O’Leary <dkoleary@olearycomputers.com>
Description:SUN: Disabling automatic user registration
Date created:08/2001
Date updated:09/2001
Disclaimer:Standard: Use the information that follows at your own risk. If you screw up a system, don’t blame it on me...

Newsgroups: comp.unix.solaris

Newsgroup message about the HotJava browser coming up requesting that the user register the system and/or OS automatically every time they log in. The following is the corrective action.

> user name wrote:
>
> When I log in as a normal user, the HotJava browser comes up with the registration screen. How
> can I stop it?
> Thanks
> Zoong Pham

The official word on this is:

SRDB ID: 19452

SYNOPSIS: Hotjava keeps coming up with CDE login

DETAIL DESCRIPTION:

Every time I login to CDE a HotJava window comes up. I set my home session without it and it still comes up. It doesn’t happen to root

SOLUTION SUMMARY:

There is a script /usr/dt/config/Xsession.d/1000.solregis that tries to force the user to register.

To disable for one user:

touch ${HOME}/.solregis/disable

There are two easy ways to globally disable registration:

  • Just pkgrm SUNWsregu. (An installation could set up jumpstart to leave this package out.)

  • Create a file called /etc/default/solregis, containing the one line:

    DISABLE=1
    

see also infodoc 18571

PRODUCT AREA: Windows

PRODUCT: CDE

SUNOS RELEASE: Solaris 7

HARDWARE: any