Setting up new users

Asked by srikumar on 2011-11-18

Ubuntu 11.10

How to set up a new user and assign a password.
I have logged in as the administrator.

It was so much easier with the earlier Ubuntu versions.

srikumar

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sudo adduser name

Change name to the name of the user you want. E.g:

sudo adduser andy

The password will be asked to be set. This is the same in ANY UNIX / Linux distro

srikumar (ssrikumar) said : #2

Thanks actionparsnip, that solved my question.

You can also do this graphically by going to the GNOME Control Center (click on the power/gear icon at the upper-right corner of the screen and click System Settings...) and going to User Accounts (in the System category).