[Solved]Users and Groups permissions

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Charlie
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[Solved]Users and Groups permissions

Post by Charlie » Thu Feb 08, 2018 9:48 am

I am an Administrator on my system and while looking into the "Advanced" section of "Users and Groups" I seem to be disallowed from doing a few things.

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There are a couple more but this one concerned me most.
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Re: Users and Groups permissions

Post by Cosmo. » Thu Feb 08, 2018 9:53 am

As an administrator you can in any case add your account to the necessary groups, something what a non-admin type account cannot do. Note that changes for the group membership get only effective after login out / back in.

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Re: Users and Groups permissions

Post by Charlie » Thu Feb 08, 2018 10:08 am

Cosmo. wrote:
Thu Feb 08, 2018 9:53 am
As an administrator you can in any case add your account to the necessary groups, something what a non-admin type account cannot do. Note that changes for the group membership get only effective after login out / back in.
I see, thanks for the clarification.

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Re: Users and Groups permissions

Post by Charlie » Thu Feb 08, 2018 11:12 am

Solved it by adding a user named "Test" and added to Group "Users" with apparent limited permissions. Then logged out and in again to "Test". Surprisingly from this account I was able to adjust the permissions of my "Administrator" account after giving my password.

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