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I have installed an Ubuntu server cloud version on my AWS instance. Anyway the default user name is specified as ubuntu, and i don't like it. Because I have my own policy for admin account name. So I'll create a new admin account to manage whole server.

How can I add admin user? There's a utility for adding normal user, but it's not applicable for admin users.

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Possibly the same question: askubuntu.com/questions/7477/how-can-i-add-a-new-user-as-sudoer . There is not an admin user on Ubuntu, there is an admin group. So, you can add your new user to this group easily. –  heartsmagic Nov 17 '11 at 5:54
    
Root is always there if you want: askubuntu.com/questions/9017/how-to-know-my-root-password –  cweiske Nov 17 '11 at 6:26
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sudo adduser username admin will make "username" an admin user.

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