I added a user using useradd

useradd -g upperdevs myuser

But when I do an id check I didn't see the upperdevs group.

id myuser
#uid=1000(myuser) gid=1000(myuser) groups=1000(myuser),27(sudo)

Probably this was the issue why I can't write to certain_dir, by doing ls -l:

drwxrwxr-x 2 root upperdevs 4096 Sep  8 13:35 certain_dir

Anything I'm doing wrong?

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You are probably still logged in.

When you change a user's groups, that user needs to log out and back in for the change to take effect.

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