How to Add New Users to Linuxby Steve McDonnell
From the Unity browser on the Ubuntu desktop, select the Gear icon in the upper-right corner of the screen, choose "System Settings..." and then select "User Accounts." Click the "Unlock" icon, type your password and choose "Authenticate." Click the "+" to add a new user, select the account type, type the user's full name, type a username and choose "Add." Click "Account Disabled," type a password for the account and confirm it, and then choose "Change" to enable the account.
You can also add a user from the command line. Open a terminal window and type "sudo adduser " followed by the username. Type your password if prompted by sudo. Enter a new Linux password for the user and then type it a second time to confirm it. Provide the full name, room number, work phone, home phone and other information as prompted, or press "Enter" to leave a field blank. Type "Y" and press "Enter" to confirm you want to add the new user.
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