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creating users and passwords

Postby bigbearomaha on Wed Feb 07, 2007 9:02 am

Is there another way to create users with passwords? I have tried add users via the gnome user add app and the kde user too, kde seems to add but the user is not visible on the intro screen. the gnome does add the user but will not accept any passwords, it changes them to 8 carachter words and even then, when I use an eight carachter password, does not accept it.
Any help please?

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Re: creating users and passwords

Postby marcus0263 on Sat Feb 10, 2007 12:40 am

bigbearomaha wrote:Is there another way to create users with passwords? I have tried add users via the gnome user add app and the kde user too, kde seems to add but the user is not visible on the intro screen. the gnome does add the user but will not accept any passwords, it changes them to 8 carachter words and even then, when I use an eight carachter password, does not accept it.
Any help please?

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Create user

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sudo useradd -c "any comments" -g user -G video,audio,games,cdrw -s /bin/bash username

Set password

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sudo passwd username


It's done, nothing simpler than that.

"man pages" are a wonderful thing

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man useradd
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