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The `useradd` command is used to create new users on a system.

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Creating operating system (OS) user in Oracle LINUX

I am a user with sudo access. To install MySQL, I have to create an operating system (OS) user called MySQL. Can I create a user which also has sudo access on this machine?
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Create a Custom User in FreeBSD

I want to create a user in the FreeBSD for nginx that has: No Login. No home directory how should I do that with pw useradd or any other tool.
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can I tell to useradd to execute a script? Maybe in /etc/default/useradd?

There are plenty of people that already answered to the question "how to execute useradd properly in a script?" My question is: "is it possible to tell to useradd to execute one script when it is ...
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Creating a user valid for a given time period? [duplicate]

I wan to create a user on Ubuntu valid for 10 min. How can I do that if it's possible?
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why useradd havent created the standard files?

See I have created some user in my CentOS with useradd command. And I didn't get any kind of automatic standard dir creation and its not been versatile actually while I am creating that user. see the ...
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How to change user name

I somehow changed my prompt (PS1) from [mpatil@localhost ~]$ to bash-4.1$. I also have changed my user mpatil's home directory from /home/mpatil to /home/algo. Now some applications are not working ...
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what does `adduser --disabled-login` do?

An install document I'm following instructs to add a user like so: sudo adduser --disabled-login --gecos 'GitLab' git The --disabled-login flag is absent from most man pages I have searched. I've ...
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How to set password for users in AIX using single line command?

Is there any way in which I can set the password for a newly created user account in AIX in a one line command? I don't want to give any prompt to the user. If there is a command, it should set the ...
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Securely allowing users to create accounts

1) I'm struggling to find a secure way to allow new users to create accounts without granting them admin rights to do so. If you already have an account on my system and can work UNIX command line, ...
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useradd --no-log-init [comprehension question]

TLDR: How is useradd --no-log-init actually used [in GNU/Linux [Debian]? I read the command's man and info page about this option as: »user will not be listed in the lastlog and faillog files &...
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Proper way to add a user account via bash script

I cross posted this question to AskUbuntu because my problem seems most acute on Debian/Ubuntu, but it was suggested that I ask here. Whatever method is suggested for solving this problem should work ...
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How to add a unix/linux user in a bash script

Here's my test bash script. I'm not able to get it to work. I'm seeing two errors: Use of uninitialized value $answer in chop at /usr/sbin/adduser line 589. Use of uninitialized value $answer in ...
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is there any reason to avoid editing /etc/group directly

I find it much easier to edit files directly rather than remember commands like useradd -g, usermod, groupmod, etc. Is there anything wrong with just editing /etc/group directly?
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Adding a user to a group by default

I have a group that all users on the system share. The group name is common and it is to allow for a universal fileshare for everyone on the machine. How would I make it so that all new users are ...
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Add new user with permissions same as existing user

How to create a new user with permission exactly same as an existing user in linux.
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adding home directory after -M option

First off I'm new to Linux. I have created a new user called "ginny" with -M option. Now I'm trying to assign a home directory with usermod -d /link/to/directory ginny but it doesn't assign a home ...
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Why useradd shows Permission denied error

I am working on CentOS 5.5. When I run the useradd command as root, then its working. But when I run the same command from one of the user, then it shows -bash: /usr/sbin/useradd: Permission ...
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Solaris 10, useradd command

When I used useradd command to add a new user for my Solaris 10 System, I specify /home/user-name to be its home directory. but the command didn't run successfully, and when I put the /export/home/...
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How can I assign an initial/default password to a user in Linux?

I found a guide that explains how to set a user's password. I'm trying to automate it and send an e-mail to the user like: userid created with password XYZ. request to change the initial password. ...
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Create new linux account as a user without root access

Is it possible to create a non-root Linux user account without being logged in as a root user and without using sudo?
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Bash is not fully functional for a new user

I just created a new user on my system using useradd -d /home/users/john -m john (Using Ubuntu 11.04). This worked fine, but when I changed to john, my bash is not fully functional. That is, it has no ...
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Can't SSH/FTP into new user account in Ubuntu?

Created new user from shell script using following command: sudo useradd $1 -p $2 --home /var/www/$1 I'm not able to login to FTP or SSH as that user, do i need to add the user to some group for ...
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User with read access to /home

Pardon my ignorance but I can't seem to come up with a solution to this one. I'd like to create a user that has read access to every user's home catalog located in /home. Do I need acl's for this or ...
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When adding a user to a new group when does the user group permissions become active when its a /nologin user?

I have a service level account to run my webserver, and this user is setup with /sbin/nologin. Normally when you add a user to a group you must logout and login to use the new group permissions. ...
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Incompatible group permissions in Linux - Is it a bug? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to apply changes of newly added user groups without needing to reboot? I am on Ubuntu 11.04. I am creating another user and placing an existing user in the group of other ...
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Not able to set password in ArchLinux

I logged in as root and created a new account: # useradd -d /home/onie -m onie # su onie Now I try to set the password for onie myself using the passwd command, but it's asking for my current ...
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Why is sudo telling me my password is wrong?

I recently installed OpenBSD 4.9 in my computer, so I could learn a little bit about Unix-like operating systems. I added a new user to the system called bruno. Ok. When I use the 'sudo' command, it ...
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Accidentally included special characters in username when adding user

I was trying to add a user called joebloggs and accidentally hit other keys as I pressed enter: useradd -u 12345 joebloggs$* (on French keyboards the $ and * keys are next to Enter) doing a cat of /...
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What are the allowed group names for groupadd?

I followed these instructions to build Shadow, which provides the groupadd command. I am now getting an error when trying this: $ groupadd automake1.10 groupadd: 'automake1.10' is not a valid group ...