Users via Command Line 101: Basic User Interaction
I. How to Add a User and Grant Root Privileges on Fedora 20 II. How to Remove (Delete) a User on Fedora 20
Please note that this article is considered legacy documentation because this OS has reached its end-of-life support.
- These instructions are intended specifically for adding a user on Fedora 20.
- I’ll be working from a Liquid Web Self Managed Fedora 20 server, and I’ll be logged in as root.
Step 1: Add the UserIt’s just one simple command to add a user. In this case, we’re adding a user called mynewuser :
adduser mynewuserNow set the password for the new user:
Step 2: Grant Root Privileges to the UserFor a refresher on editing files with vim see: New User Tutorial: Overview of the Vim Text Editor
visudoFind the following code: ## Allow root to run any commands anywhere root ALL=(ALL) ALL In this case, we’re granting root privileges to the user mynewuser . Add the following below that code:
mynewuser ALL=(ALL) ALLThen exit and save the file with the command :wq . If you’ve followed the instruction above correctly, then you should now have a user setup by the name of mynewuser which can use sudo to run commands as root!