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Old 08-11-2009, 04:25 PM   #1
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Question How do I create another user?

I know this will sound stupid, but we've been tasked with standing up a professional Linux server to run a vendor tool and product on. And my team has never administered a Linux or Unix box before. I know the concepts, but can't find the tools!

How do I create a user-ID? And is there a GUI tool I can fire up from the command line to make some of this easier? We can get to the box, manipulate files, etc. But to this point we're exclusively usint 'root', and I know I need to stop that, and prevent that happening in the future.
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which distribution?
You can use
adduser or useradd
Old 08-12-2009, 09:36 PM   #3
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As asked, distro name & version are critical for that qn.

Here are some useful links in general:
in fact any/all of

and quite possibly


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On Fedora the GUI tool is
Menu System -> Administration -> Users and Groups
On the commandline you can do the same (and more) by using useradd and userdel directly. If running a samba server you need to know that samba users and passwords are set by other tools.


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Ubuntu is very similar to fedora, main menu: system --> administration --> users and groups|||| You will be required to input your password.



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