This is a user created explicitly for running the dbus-daemon program

From /etc/passwd:


  • its home directory is /var/run/dbus - the "CWD" for dbus-daemon
  • it has a shell of /bin/false so no logins are expected

The encrypted password field for this user in /etc/shadow shows "*" - thus its disabled.

However, root can 'su' to messagebus with a bit of magic on the incantation if needed.

Topic revision: r1 - 2012.09.20 - PaulReiber
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