I'm trying to create user who is hidden. I would don`t see this user on GUI welcome screen.

I need that user only to administrate some applications.


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to have user without GUI we need "system user".

to do that we can execute: sudo adduser --system user_name

after that we need to set password: sudo passwd user_name

  • Please do not use "without GUI", it's quite incorrect. What you want is something like "user that is hidden from display manager selection" or "not shown on login screen". Please fix the question title.
    – int_ua
    May 6, 2020 at 10:51

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