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What does adduser --disabled-login REALLY do

According to the manpage the difference between the parameters --disabled-login and --disabled-password is supposed to be that the former should mean that login should not be possible, but is it ...
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Corrupted /etc/adduser.conf

My /etc/adduser.conf file got corrupted: $ less /etc/adduser.conf "/etc/adduser.conf" may be a binary file. See it anyway? How can I reinstall a fresh copy?
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How can I login into a domain user account or login as other user in Kubuntu?

I do have a kubuntu box connected to our Windows AD DC, and now i want to login one domain user in my AD to my kubuntu box but I cannot find a way to log as other user in the login screen. I tried to ...
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Adduser and setting up files for each new user

Does Ubuntu have a directory where new users get the default folder contents? I'm trying to install a shortcut for all users to playonlinux, including users I've not added yet. Can that be done?
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adding and deleting users problem

I have a problem with users this problem is that I can't add or delete them. When I try to add or delete them I have those logs: I searched it on the internet and I found that these problems are ...
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“Admin” user automatically has sudo privileges

I added a user named "admin" to my Ubuntu 14.04LTS server, using adduser. I'm used to having to add a user to the /etc/sudoers file when adding a new user that needs sudo privileges, but this time I ...
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How to add user from apache user group in linux

The question is simple. How we can add user without root privileges (because www-data is very important for security)? For example adding user with root user: sudo adduser user group Without root ...
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adduser causes strange messages when called from preinst script

I have a .deb package in which I have a preinst script that executes the adduser program in case a certain user is not already present on the system. $(id -u {username} > /dev/null 2>&1) if ...
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No “Unlock” button in user accounts

I'm trying to add users through the GUI interface and in User Accounts there is no "unlock" button. This is a new install of Ubuntu 14.04.1 LTE 64-bit. I get to User Accounts by searching User, then ...
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Create user and block access to parent directories

New to terminal shenanigans here and I have set up a user using adduser dave --no-create-home/ Firstly, I think the user still, upon logging into the terminal, is pointed to their home directory (what ...
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New user can't login from FTP in ubuntu server 14.04

I have install a new ubuntu server 14.04 instance on our server and creating a user for FTP access.but the the user can log in via terminal on the server but can't login via FTP.I am using proftpd for ...
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Problem with adduser on new install

I am a noob trying to get an install of ubuntu 14.04 LTS up and running on a virtual server on linode. I have not done much on it yet. Earlier today I tried to add some users. I was able to add one ...
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Another user's home folder deleted while using adduser?

I added a user as root via useradd user_1 and then set their password via passwd user_1 Their home folder was at /home/user_1 and was full of stuff. I then added another user as root via 'adduser' ...
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DIR_MODE has no effect on domain-joined user profiles in /home

In /etc/adduser.conf I edited it to be DIR_MODE=0750 so all home directories are not world readable. However, this only seems to effect LOCAL users in the /home directory. I have since joined my ...
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What are the files needs to be edit to add a user? and what to be write?

I am trying to write a C program to add a new user to my Ubuntu 14.04. I edited 1) /etc/passwd sachin:x:65535:1:sachin:/home/sachin:/bin/bash 2) /etc/shadow ...
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Managing passwords

I've created as administrator other account using the command sudo adduser newuser. The system asked for a UNIX password and I provided it, but now I want to create a sudo password for that account. I ...
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How to create Maildir on user creation?

How do I make the adduser script create the appropriate Maildir directory of the new user? I have an Ubuntu server running postfix. When I first installed it was deliverying emails to ...
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useradd instead of adduser,

So I installed Ubuntu 13.04, set up sftp, that's all good. Setting up vsftpd for regular FTP users (we need those too, sadly. sftp isn't for good for all our purposes), i accidently used useradd to ...
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Is adding a user needs password [duplicate]

In my Ubuntu after login by my user account, I want to create another user I intered bellow commands : adduser alex_2 -m I created new user, but when I want to login, Ubuntu needs passwords and I ...
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Problem while creating new user in 64 bit 14.04

I tried to create new user Ubuntu 64 bit 14.04 I could log in using any console but when I try to log in using graphical mode, in new user I dont see the left menu and all that. It only shows Desktop ...
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How to remove user from Ubuntu?

I added group using the command in terminal as, $ sudo addgroup XXX And I add user under that group, $ sudo adduser --ingroup XXX YYY Now, I need to remove the same group as well as user(s), how ...
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Problem while trying to create users in Ubuntu 14.04 64bits version

My problem began when I tried to create a new user in GUI mode. When I click on "users accounts" in "System configuration" the window changes to black and stops responding. I tried to reinstall the OS ...
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When you create user using adduser what happens on the system?

I see that /home/user folder is created. /etc/passwd file has an entry with non bin/false or bin/nologin shells. /etc/group has user group. /etc/shadow has the password. Is there something else ...
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How to create multiple users during installation?

Now these days I am working on a Ubuntu customization project. In which I want to add this feature that Customizes OS can be able to create 2 users automatically during the installation. User can be ...
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What do the `--disabled-login` and `--gecos` options of `adduser` command stand for?

Running Ubuntu 12.04, I setup a private git server and created a group called git some time ago. Now I am following a guide to install gitlab and when it came to adding a user to the git group and ...
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Permissions problems with Ubuntu 12.04 Web Server (Nginx + PHP5-fpm)

I've been trying to wrap my head around the permissions system on Linux, but I'm having some problems. I setup a web server using the Tuxlite.com script and everything works fine, as long as I login ...
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How to create a new user without home directory and with specific UID

How can I add a new user "Kids" with UID = 500 and without home directory with adduser command in terminal? I'm trying this: sudo adduser --no-create-home --uid ID 500 Kids and after correctly ...
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How I set the home directory and shell for a new user? [duplicate]

I am using 12.04 on my server. I created a new user using adduser me and passwd me and added it to sudo when I login this is what I see. Could not chdir to home directory /home/me: No such file or ...
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Create the home directory while creating a user [duplicate]

I have added user using the adduser command, but a directory with is new user name is not created in /home, and I'm also not able to run any command with this user. After logging from this user it's ...
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why is there no name showing at the command line?

a hopefully simple one here, I don't know why there's no username at the $ when a new account is added and you login? Welcome to Ubuntu 12.04.3 LTS (GNU/Linux 3.2.0-23-generic-pae i686) * ...
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Adduser: group sudo does not exist

I am able to login to my account but can't do anything related to superuser now. Updates, sharing, sudo and all things say authentication failed. I tried to correct that by going in recovery mode and ...
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How to log in to admin account from a non-admin account?

I have an admin account with sudo privilege. I have created a new user but haven't given a sudo privilege to it. Then I logged in as that new user: sudo -i -u foo_user Now I want to get back to my ...
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Changed suoders to an account that doesn't exist, what should I do

I've installed ubuntu 12.04 with single user, let's call him user1. I then created a new user, let's call him user2. I wanted user2 to be the only user with sudo rights, so I removed all users from ...
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Installing FTP and adding user to FTP account

I installed ftp on a ubuntu server and now want to add a user. I am using this tutorial : http://www.debian-administration.org/articles/383 Everything was working fine but I stuck on the step of ...
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Troubles with permissions of a new user

I want to create a new user and give him possibility to use git. So, I've installed git: sudo apt-get install git After that I've created a user: sudo useradd -d /home/developer -s /bin/bash -g ...
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useradd -p broken in 12.04 LTS?

I have a mail benchmarking application that I need to set up, and part of that includes setting up at least several hundred dummy user accounts. I had this scripted so I could easily recreate the ...
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What can a user do without sudo?

I'm setting up a server and want a user to only have access to his own files. I do a regular adduser command: sudo adduser username And give the user a password. Then I log in to it via ssh and see ...
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What is the difference between adduser and useradd?

What is the difference between the commands adduser and useradd?
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New user has low display resolution

I have created a new user with adduser . Now when I log in as this new user I only have options to select display resolution up to 1024x768, as I had as my main user when I installed the system (I ...
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How to add a user to Ubuntu 12.04

This is very weird, when add a user using the command line then set a password I cant login using the GUI! is this a new thing or what?
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Proper way to add a user account via bash script

Here's the script code I'm using now: getent group $MYGROUP if [ $? -ne 0 ] ; then sudo su -c "groupadd $MYGROUP" fi sudo su -c "useradd mynewuser -p mypassword -m -g $PRIMARYGRP -G $MYGROUP" ...
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How to secure system users which only runs application processes?

I created a system user through adduser command for use in an application I installed. This user is supposed to run application-specific processes and such (think of postgres system user doing nothing ...
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Confused about groups and adduser

I have written a script to add chrooted sFTP users. The useradd command is: sudo useradd -Ng sftponly -ms /bin/false "$USER" Did it work? groups $USER $USER : sftponly Yes it did. Great! Then ...
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Admin name appears twice if it asks for admin password. Ubuntu 12.04 LTS

I was trying to apply some given items at this page to secure my Ubuntu 12,04. After applying item number 4; my user name which is the only admin, appears twice if system asks for an admin password as ...
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Adding user with existing encrypted home

My system has separated /home partition which is encrypted. I did a fresh install with a new temporary user. Now, I want to add old_user back with existing encrypted home. Is it possible?
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What is the right way to gain sudo privileges [duplicate]

I have just created a new Rackspace cloud server and I need to set it up. I created a new user with the adduser command and currently the user is only in a group with the same name. For the sudo ...
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Locale warning while executing adduser

I just tried to add an user to a group $ adduser someuser sudo perl: warning: Setting locale failed. perl: warning: Please check that your locale settings: LANGUAGE = "en_US:en", LC_ALL = ...
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Problems creating a new user in Ubuntu

I am experimenting with nginx+uswgi+Flask and am following this tutorial. However when I get to the portion for creating a new user for uswgi I am having troubles. When I enter the command from the ...
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Is it necessary to reboot after changing group membership?

I would like to know, why it is required to reboot, to apply the changes, which I made. I refer to the use of adduser username sudo I use Ubuntu 12.04.1 LTS "Server".
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ubuntu server: login with new created user > get dollar shell

when I create a new user in Ubuntu Server and then try to login with the new user I get an error message. In one case Ubuntu tells me that the home directory of the user doesn't exist when I login ...