switch user on computer

Asked by Roseann S. Lemkey on 2011-05-25

A non-owner would like to use the computer

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2011-05-25
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2011-05-25

Create a new user using:

sudo adduser newusername

The user will NOT be in the admin group so will not be able to use sudo and suchlike. If you want them to be able to use sudo, run:

sudo usermod -a -G admin newusername

(Obviously change newusername in each instance for the ACTUAL username you make).

You should be prompted to set the user's password but if you are not then run:

sudo passwd newusername

You can now log in as the new user and they will get vanilla settings (just like you did) when they first log in

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