I have a question regarding the creation of a new user on Ubuntu 14.04. When I go to "User Accounts" and click "+" to make a new account, it asks for "Account Type", "Full Name", and "Username". After selecting the account type and entering a "Full Name", it suggests a username which I accepted.

It does not ask for a password and when I try login to the new user account, no passwords are accepted. How do I set a password for this user account and why doesn't it ask this while creating the account? Thanks.


Open a terminal

sudo passwd username

It wasn't removed. Pic is worth 1000 words.

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Click where it says account disabled and you will get prompted for the password.

  • That works perfectly, thank you. I still really want to know why they removed setting the password on creation :/
    – Aucun
    May 6 '14 at 23:33
  • @Aucun edited answer to include the 2nd part of your question
    – Elder Geek
    May 7 '14 at 0:50
  • 3
    I had no idea you could click that area, would be helpful if it looked like a button. Thanks for the screenshot :)
    – Aucun
    May 7 '14 at 1:57
  • @Aucun - Agreed
    – Elder Geek
    May 7 '14 at 12:19

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