I have installed an Ubuntu server cloud version on my AWS instance. Anyway the default user name is specified as ubuntu, and i don't like it. Because I have my own policy for admin account name. So I'll create a new admin account to manage whole server.

How can I add admin user? There's a utility for adding normal user, but it's not applicable for admin users.


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sudo adduser username admin will make "username" an admin user.

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