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Where is “users and groups” in Ubuntu 13.04? [duplicate]

Previous versions of Ubuntu allowed one to select system>administration>users and groups. What replaces this feature in version 13.04?
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Users not created during installation

I've successfully installed Ubuntu 12.04. On re-booting I was presented with the logon screen and on entering the password for the user, I get an invalid password error. On searching for a solution, ...
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How to create user with sudo privileges from shell script? [duplicate]

I am writing a shell script that will create a user that I will use for deployments. I want to add that user to be able to use sudo without a password. How can I create this user from a shell script ...
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Is there a way to get a separate desktop for each user logged in through VNC?

Hi I am accessing my desktop remotely through VNC server/client connection. I used Vino to establish a remote connection. Now the app which I am building requires provision of a different section in ...
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Run program with group execution permission

I want to run program with execution permissions set to group. Unfortunately bash says "Permission denided". How can I run program as user different that root without giving ownership to this user? ...
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How to become administrator user?

I'm new to this ubuntu 13.04 so in terminal i allways need to start my xampp as a root so please help me i wanna convert my current account as an administrator(root) user.
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Can't paste items into directory if it is made by another user

I can't add documents to directories made by other users of my samba file server. Say I'm user1, and there is another person user2. If user2 makes a folder, and I (user1) try to add something to it, ...
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What happens if I manually change the USER environment variable

After running env in the terminal to check if some of my other variables were persistant across settings I noticed the USER=xxx environment variable. I've had to reinstall Ubuntu before after fooling ...
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Prevent user from viewing and editing /var/www folders

I need to be able to restrict a secondary user that I'm creating from even viewing /var/www as it contains some sensitive information in its PHP files. Currently, the user is able to view the files ...
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Why there are many guest accounts on my system?

After I saw this answer, I realized that there are many guest accounts on my system: grep guest /etc/passwd guest-jzXeRx:x:117:127:Guest,,,:/tmp/guest-jzXeRx:/bin/false ...
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Set logon hours for user accounts [duplicate]

I want to stop a user account from logging in after a specified time. I know how to do this on Windows, but I can't seem to find an a way to do this on Linux.
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Guide to build a simple intranet 3x workstations + 1x server + 1x switch + 1x nas?

I'm quite familiar with single workstation installation and setup etc. with Ubuntu but now I would like to build a small intranet using: 2x or 3x existing workstations, they have the same set of ...
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Cannot mount any file system/USB stick with Nautilus side bar after changing UID of my user

There are a lot of answers in here that describe how to change a user's UID. This is necessary to match it to my NAS and to ease NFS mounts and permissions. BUT: I had to do this on Ubuntu 13.04 and ...
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Can't login as user after upgrade 12.04 to 13.04 [duplicate]

After upgrade I can't log in. Error message: Could not update ICEauthority file /home/username/.ICEauthority This is on a system with 2 partitions. This installation is on /dev/sda5 type ext4. ...
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Is it possible (and safe) to simply delete the encrypted home directory and create a new one?

I lost the passphrase for my account on a server. I have spent more time configuring the settings of the server than I have putting files in my home directory so I want to know if I can just delete ...
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Recover deleted user Files from guest account

I had installed Gmail, and that had created a lot of users on the login screen. So I decided to delete them. But as I deleted them, I lost my user account. Now when I login there's only guest login ...
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How does usermod determine that a user is logged in?

I simply wanted to change the location of the home directory, so I followed these instructions: usermod -d /path_to_new_dir a_user However, Ubuntu 12.04 responds: usermod: user a_user is currently ...
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Unknown user in statoverride file

I had an application installed on my htpc running ubuntu server called mediatomb, a few months ago I uninstalled it and replaced it with a Plex install. At the weekend when querying existing users on ...
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How can I find out my user name?

How do I know my username? I've installed Ubuntu, but I don't know my username, only my password. I can't access my laptop and it can't be opened.
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signature not found in user keyring, perhaps try the interactive 'ecryptfs-mount-private'

My Ubuntu 13.04 froze while working with the encrypted user account USER1 . I rebooted and since then I cant login to the user account USER1 even with correct password. I login in to user account ...
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How to get back root access? (Rootrechte bekommen?) [duplicate]

Translation: I use Xubuntu and have deleted my Admin Account. After I had created a new one which also had administrative rights. I did that becauseof some sound problems which are now gone. Now the ...
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Ubuntu Forums New Log-in?

I registered back in '07. Since that time I have changed email addresses. The current re-registration scheme for a pre-existing account involves sending a confirmation number to the originally ...
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What does the command “users” do?

What does the command "users" do? I don't really get it :( "groups" lists all groups. But "users" not all users. I hope you can help me :) Thanks in advance!
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How to avoid normal users from accessing others likewise home folder?

How can I avoid normal users from accessing other users home folders? All the users login via AD a/c but here in Ubuntu 12.04 anyone can easily access other users home folder including Administrator ...
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Deleted the .wine folder and lost all my data

HELP! I deleted the .wine folder from my user folder and i've lost all my data. How can i get my files back? What happened? I use Ubuntu 12.04! i don't know much about ubuntu yet. Thank You
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Count FTP/User logins

I managed to assign multiple FTP accouts to the same folder on the server over web interface, but I also want to track them. I wonder if there is a way to count the FTP logins of a linux user. I can ...
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What is the purpose of the 'nobody' user?

After I read List all human users I noticed that there is a user account named 'nobody' in my Ubuntu system. Also I noticed that I can login in this account from terminal using the following command ...
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How to get list of user accounts and access through root in Ubuntu terminal?

I am using Ubuntu 13.04 and there are 5 users for the machine. I have the root password and I want to see the list of users and access the account through root in terminal. How can I do this ?
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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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“Office” but no office in finger

$ finger myname Login: myname Name: My Name Directory: /home/myname Shell: /bin/bash Office: some custom text On since logintime on pts/1 from loginbox 1 ...
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Can't log in after a shutdown apparently deleted my user account [duplicate]

Last night, i was working on the computer normally, and then i want to turn it off, so my first problem was when i press the power button upper-right, it opens the box but tiny and empty so i thought ...
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How safe is UBUNTU for “non-geek” users

I am a new UBUNTU user and I realise there is much to learn, but I am so impressed with the initial look and feel of UBUNTU that I am thinking of installing it on my mother and sister's PC's. My ...
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Login Problem after home folder name changed

I have changed my home folder name through command mv olderFolder newFolder and then restarted, but not able to login. What step did I miss?
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How to restore “normal” users after reinstalling ubuntu 12.04

I've reinstalled the ubuntu 12.04 but I save home directory. After reinstallation my (admin) account is OK. For others users I created new accounts with same username and passwords. But users cannot ...
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How to add/remove user accounts in Ubuntu from a remote machine

How to add/remove of user accounts of a remote Ubuntu machine, from a local Ubuntu machine in the LAN?
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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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Add www-data to alternate group

I am working with two users: me and www-data. Each user has their own group by default. I want to be able to easily grant read, write, and/or execute permissions to both users, without giving the ...
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How do I log out specific sessions?

I have read this these generic instructions to log users out, but I want more detail. When I run the command users I see multiple instances of the same user. IE: Joe Joe Joe Joe Joe How do I know ...
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Can I prevent/restrict standard users from installing/uninstalling software?

Can i prevent/restrict standard user from installing/uninstalling software in Ubuntu 12.04 desktop?
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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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Can I allow a standard user to execute only certain sets of command in terminal? [duplicate]

Can I create a whitelist of commands that a standard user can execute in the terminal in Ubuntu 12.04 desktop? I don't want to block the terminal for the standard user.
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How to prevent standard users from accessing other file directory in ubuntu -12-04 desktop? [duplicate]

I need to prevent/restrict standard users from accessing directory like bin,boot,dev,etc,lib,media?
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how to manage premission for user group for internal harddisk partitions

someone suggest me that for managing permission for accessing the partitions of hard disk you should add users to group and now i have found from askubuntu.com that how to add user to groups. But i ...
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What does the automatic login?

Under "User Accounts", there's a toggle option labeled Automatic Login: What does that do if it's tabbed to "on"? I haven't tried the function yet and I'd like advice from an expert.
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How to restrict standard users from accessing system setting in ubuntu-12.04 desktop?

I need to restrict/prevent standard users from accessing "system settings" in UI ?
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How can i prevent standard user from accessing terminal?

How can i prevent/restrict standard users from accessing terminal in ubuntu-12.04.2-desktop-i386 ? I need to prevent standard users and administrators(not root account) in Ubuntu user accounts from ...
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How do I prevent standard users from creating new user accounts in ubuntu desktop?

I need to prevent standard users from creating new user accounts in ubuntu-12.04-desktop
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Ubuntu create user with password in GUI

Chen creating a new user in the Ubuntu GUI, it only asks for the users full name, username, and account type. It does not ask for a password. But when I try to switch to the new user it asks for a ...
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How to not show a user in the Ubuntu login screen? [duplicate]

I have created a user called training using the adduser command and user training appears in the login screen. How to not show any particular user in the login screen? I am using Ubuntu 12.04 with the ...