Add a Linux System User
Posted:Thursday, October 1st, 2015
Last modified:Tuesday, May 17th, 2016
# As root... # Add the user and set a password. useradd <uname> passwd <uname> # Add a public ssh key for a remote user. mkdir /home/<uname>/.ssh echo <remote_public_key.pub> >> /home/<uname>/.ssh/authorized_keys chown -R <uname>:<uname> /home/<uname>/.ssh chmod 700 /home/<uname>/.ssh chmod 600 /home/<uname>/.ssh/authorized_keys # Add user to the sudoers file to gran sudo access with password prompt. sudo visudo ## Add this after root ALL=(ALL) ALL <uname> ALL=(ALL) ALL # Or add user to the wheel group to grant sudo ALL # without a password prompt. usermod -aG wheel <uname>
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