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Old 11-28-2017, 08:41 AM   #1
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Zorin 12 - Create multiple users

I've made the switch to Linux and installed Zorin 12 on my laptop. I have a very simple question but I've had difficulty finding an answer. I'd like to create multiple user accounts so that other family members can have privacy when they're using the laptop. Is this possible? If so, what are the steps? Thanks.
Old 11-28-2017, 08:57 AM   #2
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The distro agnostic answer is to use the command line. As I don't know Zorin, I'll talk you through doing it that way.

You need to be root. From a terminal emulator, either type
su -
followed by your root password or
sudo su -
followed by your user password if that's how Zorin works.

Now run
useradd <new_user_name>
and then hit enter.

Now run
passwd <new_user_name>
and enter to set a password. Obviously, replace <new_user_name> with your new user's username...

I'm sure there's a way of doing this in some admin GUI but the above is the (hopefully) definitive way of doing it.
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Thank you for your response. I will give it a go.


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