For questions related to users, user accounts, user permissions or guest accounts.

learn more… | top users | synonyms (1)

18
votes
3answers
15k views

Logging out other users from the command line

Sometimes when there are too many users logged in it can cause my computer to become very slow and laggy due to low amount of available RAM. I would like to be able to quickly log out the other users ...
0
votes
2answers
24 views

Why User Accounts doesn't open? How can I open it?

When I click on the User Accounts on System Settings, it doesn't open. The System setting window turns black and white and inactive. I waited for several minutes but it stays the same. Why it happens? ...
-2
votes
2answers
33 views

Create a user that doesn't use a GUI

I was wondering if it was possible to have one user use a GUI and have a separate user have a more "pure Ubuntu" Edit: I ended up finding Openbox Desktop Environment which simulates the bare basic ...
0
votes
1answer
23 views

What are the privlages i should give to a standard user account?

What privliges should i give to a standard account? what should i remove? The user i am changing was the original Main admin account. I have set up a second account that will be my new main admin that ...
0
votes
1answer
13 views

Can I use shell_exec or exec as a different user than the apache user?

I have a media server (with only LAN access) that I want to be able to control via some scripts accessed by a web interface. So I want to run the scripts like I would via an SSH terminal. using the ...
0
votes
0answers
33 views

Account accidentally deleted, only guest account is present, how to get access to the existing account back again (data is still available)

I have a big problem. I hope, you can help me. After installing and uninstalling qmail I had a lot of related users in my system. I deleted all them in System Settings / All settings / User accounts, ...
5
votes
2answers
289 views

Does Landscape support user management?

Does Landscape support the following user management features? create user delete user change password for user with given username add user to group remove user from group set user login shell ...
1
vote
1answer
34 views

Hide files from root in ubuntu

My question would be a little bit silly, but who knows because linux is a very rich and sophisticated OS. Is there a way that a normal user in ubuntu can hide some files from root ? I know that the ...
0
votes
3answers
23 views

Help with Users in Linux

I need to separate the privileges of two users. One must be able to manage certain folders while the other should manage the rest. My problem is that the root user has all the privileges and could ...
1
vote
0answers
21 views

XRDP Ubuntu - Default Ubuntu shell

I have installed Ubuntu for enterprise purposes. I have also configured it With XRDP, but what bothers me is that when I use xrdp I just see an ugly Shell. I want the People to RDP to the ubuntu ...
0
votes
2answers
43 views

parsing `/etc/passwd` to find root user, and whether user can run interactive shell

I want to parse /etc/passwd file to find out if the user has root privilege and can run interactive shell. according to UID 100-999 are reserved by system for administrative and system ...
9
votes
2answers
14k views

Renaming user name

I made a mistake in the username at the time of installation. So I changed the name of the user after logging in by creating a guest account with SUDO rights. But when I checked the list of users ...
0
votes
1answer
31 views

Where is location of users via Nautilus [closed]

When I browse files, I like to use Nautilus...especially when in root. Where do I locate the users of the computer via Nautilus?
11
votes
3answers
6k views

How do I change the guest session defaults

I have a quite tunned up gnome desktop and I would like for the guest session to share most of the user settings, this includes: Gtk and Metacity themes. Number of panels, placement and applets. ...
59
votes
10answers
272k views

How do I kill processes in Ubuntu?

How do I kill all processes running by my own non-root account? I have some spinning smbd processes that I caused from my windows machine and so I telnetted into the linux server and I want to kill ...
0
votes
1answer
16 views

How to restore/add previous user account

I've recently fixed a broken installation by reinstalling Ubuntu with a new username, and thankfully my old account survived (yay). Now I'd like to add my old account back to Ubuntu. Note that I'm not ...
0
votes
0answers
15 views

Apps pause after switching accounts in Ubuntu 14.04

I am running automatic scripts (Instagram Liker) using iMacros (A Firefox PLugin) on an Ubuntu Machine. I have two accounts on the same computer. One for running my scripts and the other for family ...
3
votes
1answer
44 views

list group of logged in users

I know I can see the list of logged in users, with the who command. But lets say, I want to see who in my group is logged on. How can I do that?
3
votes
3answers
7k views

How can I change the default user shown in the login screen?

Well, the title is pretty much it. When I start my system I always get the same user on the login screen (this is the original user created when the system was first installed). How can I change that ...
0
votes
1answer
22 views

5030 in ls output.?

I am getting the following in the output of ls for the home directory of arcsight user. drwxr-xr-x 2 5030 tspplatformadmin 4096 2016-01-28 02:51 arcsight What I expected the output to be: ...
1
vote
0answers
29 views

Where is 'Users and Groups' in Ubuntu 15.10

'Users and Groups' seems to have disappeared in Ubuntu 15.10 Now I can only see 'User Accounts' from the dash If you want to use the gnome-system-tools, then you have to run users-admin from the cmd ...
1
vote
0answers
22 views

How do i make new shell installed available for other user?

I have installed a KDE shell for a user. I wanted that same shell for other user on the same machine. Is there any way to do this or I just have to make the other user to install the shell using the ...
1
vote
0answers
9 views

Duplicate User login? [duplicate]

I am testing my new (dual boot) Ubuntu install. When playing with basic terminal commands I noticed that i was logged in (or something to that effect) twice! Here are my commands and the terminal ...
0
votes
1answer
8 views

-ingroup vs --ingroup

Instead of: sudo adduser --ingroup hadoopgroup hadoopuser I did a: sudo adduser -ingroup hadoopgroup hadoopuser am OK to go? Or the single - will cause a problematic user.
-1
votes
2answers
46 views

New user, new computer: system asked a password to uptade

I'm a new user, recently bought a new machine with Ubuntu. It's my first time with this OS. The first task I tried to do was update the system. I was asked about a password, but I don't know any. ...
0
votes
0answers
11 views

Owner status of directory reverting

I use Ubuntu 64 bit, version 14.04 LTS. I have 2 users on this machine, user1 and user2. Both users are part of the same group. I run a python script that logs something in a file, that is within a ...
0
votes
0answers
11 views

How can I set two passwords for one account? [duplicate]

It would be great if I have two passwords to my account, so that if I forget one, I can still login without much trouble. Is it possible to do this? By "two passwords" I mean two login passwords...
0
votes
2answers
19 views

How to disallow access to folder even for admins?

I'd like to create a new user account and allow them to do maintenance on the server, i.e. install and configure new software, restart the server, manage other users etc... However, I'd like to ...
3
votes
2answers
80 views

Help me win this war!

History: The map: I have a dual-booted laptop, Windows 7 alongside Ubuntu 14.04. For Ubuntu, I have a separate partition, which stores my data. The enemy: sudo chown -R hadoopuser /, which literally ...
0
votes
1answer
25 views

FTP user access limited to one folder

I have ftp server running on my raspberry pi and I have to users there I want to limit one user's access only to his home folder (/home/user), so when he logs in via ftp he can't go to other folders ...
0
votes
1answer
148 views

Error while sharing a folder with domain admin account

I am using ubuntu and windows server 2008 in a virtual box. i added ubuntu in a windows domain. I have created a user account named user123 during installation of ubuntu. I can share a folder with ...
0
votes
1answer
61 views

Can anybody explain output of getent passwd command?

mymac is my personal user account on juggernaut machine mymac:x:1000:1000:juggernaut,,,:/home/mymac:/bin/bash What does that x, 1000 , 1000 mean? And the commas that follow? In analogy, also ...
-1
votes
2answers
29 views

what does it mean by lucid and karmic users?

please feed some info on both of these. I want to both the diffence and how to diffrentiate amongst lucid and karmic user and which category do i fall into?
0
votes
1answer
28 views

Ubuntu users - access to file of different user

I am just messed up with users of Ubuntu. I just have two users of my system: father and son Now I want to have access to all of my son files. But not by using sudo. It must be automaticaly. Now i ...
6
votes
2answers
567 views

How do I allow a user to only run the apt-get update command with sudo?

I cannot figure out how to allow a user (in this case test) to only be able to run the apt-get update command with the sudoers file. When ever I try to add the user and then test it out it still does ...
0
votes
1answer
17 views

Can't switch to tomcat user after installing tomcat via apt

I'm on Ubuntu 14.04. I installed Tomcat 7 from the default repository with sudo apt-get install tomcat7 It installed fine, I can start/stop the service tomcat7 using sudo service tomcat7 restart ...
1
vote
1answer
18 views

Can I customize users privilege?

I want to create a new user for my friend and let him access to my raspberry pi remotely from another city using SSH. I want to let him do what ever he wants except accessing respi-config other users ...
3
votes
2answers
19 views

where to save my ssh key file

I know that for any user I have to save the ssh key file into: /home/any_user/.ssh/ But I do not know where to save the ssh key for the sudo. Is it under /root/.ssh ?
0
votes
1answer
10 views

There is no dialog box to input password for users other the main user

I recently installed Ubuntu 15.10 (Ubuntu MATE) and created a main account, 'rwabuhesi' from which I created another one, 'qulay'. From the terminal, I can log into both accounts and even move files ...
0
votes
1answer
37 views

What is the default password for the `tomcat7` user on my system?

I'm on Ubuntu 14.04 and I installed Apache Tomcat 7 via sudo apt-get install tomcat7 and without editing any configuration I can start and stop the service tomcat7 successfully (localhost:8080 ...
-2
votes
2answers
26 views

How do you add user using the terminal? [duplicate]

How do you add a user in ubuntu using the terminal
6
votes
2answers
5k views

Need help installing LibreOffice 4.4 on Ubuntu 15.04

From a new Ubuntu 15.04 install: When launching any application of the LibreOffice suite the LibreOffice splash screen starts with the following error box: LibreOffice 4.4 - Fatal Error The ...
26
votes
6answers
70k views

Move home folder to second drive

I have 2 HDD drives in my computer. At the moment second drive is mounted as /media/storage. How can I move my user data from /home to /media/storage/home? Can I just move the data over there and ...
0
votes
0answers
19 views

No user accounts to log into

When I was in my admin account, I accidentally removed all accounts. Now when I log in it prompts me to type in a username. After that it asks for a password. However, none of my original accounts and ...
21
votes
6answers
67k views

Can I set my user account to have no password?

If I attempt to change my password to nothing by opening "User Accounts", the "Change" button remains greyed out: How do I change my password to be empty? I know you can set Ubuntu to automatically ...
-1
votes
2answers
71 views

How change user password in Ubuntu-Studio GUI?

Asking users to change their password using the command line is like asking them to play Russian roulette... ( Unable to change user password in Ubuntu 12.10 How recover encrypted home when lost ...
0
votes
0answers
53 views

Forgot password ubuntu give root password for maintenance

I have forgot my Ubuntu password. And I am trying to reset it. Once I scroll down to root in my grub, after I hit enter it says give root password for maintenance. I clearly don't know the ...
0
votes
0answers
13 views

How do I assign differnt number of cores/threads to an user group

I have a server machine having two GPU (512 cuda cores each) and Dual Quad Core Processors having 16 Number of Threads. The system is using Ubuntu Desktop edition 14.04. I want to assign an ...
1
vote
2answers
710 views

Uninstalling hadoop on Ubuntu 14.04, files/directories left over

I'm trying to completely uninstall Hadoop on my Ubuntu partition (14.04 Trusty Tahr) and am running into an issue I haven't seen before. I completely removed the directory that hadoop was installed to ...
0
votes
0answers
11 views

qsub doesn't submit jobs and qlogin can't start interactive shell

I'm a newbie in SGE cluster management, and after adding a new user to the cluster, it seems it can neither submit jobs with qsub nor start an interactive shell with qlogin. I guess it might have no ...