Users via Command Line 101: Basic User Interaction
I. How to Add a User and Grant Root Privileges on CentOS 7 II. How to Remove (Delete) a User on CentOS 7
- These instructions are intended specifically for removing a user on CentOS 7.
- I’ll be working from a Liquid Web Core Managed CentOS 7 server, and I’ll be logged in as root.
Step 1: Delete the UserIt’s just one simple command to delete a user. In this case, we’re removing a user called mynewuser:
userdel mynewuserIf you want to remove all the files for the user, then use -r:
userdel -r mynewuser
Step 2: Remove 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 mynewuser ALL=(ALL) ALL In this case, we’re removing root privileges from the user mynewuser . Remove the following:
mynewuser ALL=(ALL) ALLThen exit vim by saving the file with the command with :wq .