Create a new user and add to a group in CentOS / Ubuntu / Linuxmint
Learn how to create a new user and add the user to a group in CentOS / Ubuntu / Linuxmint distributions of Linux.
Before you start creating users and groups, you need sudo access. Either login as root or use sudo with every command.
To create a new user we use adduser command.
sudo adduser clouduser
Create a password for the user.
sudo passwd clouduser New password: BAD PASSWORD: The password is shorter than 7 characters Retype new password: passwd: all authentication tokens updated successfully.
When a user is created a group is automatically created with the same name. But if you want to assign the user with a different group, you can use the following commands.
//Creating a new group with groupadd command sudo groupadd clouduser //usermod command to assign a group to a user usermod -a -G clouduser clouduser
You can now try logging in with the newly created user.
su - clouduser Password: