Creating Users & Groups in Linux

Managing users and groups is crucial for Linux system administrators. Here’s a concise guide on creating a new user, a new group, and adding the user to the group using the command line.

Step 1: Open the Terminal

Access the terminal with Ctrl + Alt + T or search for “Terminal” or “Konsole” in your system’s application menu.

Step 2: Create a New User

Create a new user by entering:

sudo adduser <username>

Replace <username> with the desired username. Confirm the user creation by pressing Y and Enter.

Step 3: Create a New Group

Create a new group by entering:

sudo groupadd <groupname>

Replace <groupname> with the desired group name.

Step 4: Add the User to the Group

Add the user to the group with:

sudo usermod -aG <groupname> <username>

Replace <groupname> and <username> with the appropriate values.

That’s it! You’ve created a new user and group, and added the user to the group in Linux. Remember to manage user accounts and group memberships to maintain a secure and organized system.


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