[SOLVED] I added a new user to the Linux server and can't logon as the user
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I added a new user to the Linux server and can't logon as the user
My name is Sue and I am an absolutely newbie to Linux but I have worked for years on Unix.
I have root access to my Linux server and added a new user. However, when I try to log onto the server, using Putty, I get an access denied message. I am sure I am missing a piece, but I don't know what the piece is. Can someone help me?
Which linux distribution are you using? Did you check the logs? Are you able to login to this machine via Putty using root account? Did you set the password for newly created user using passwd <username> command?
Thanks for the quick response. I am using SuSE11 SP2. The vendor will not let me login as root, I have to sudo to root. I don't know where the logs are to check but I can certainly do that if someone tells me where they are.
I did setup the password for the new user. When I am logged into the server as myself, I can su to the new user, and put in the password, but I can't log into the server with the new password.