[solved] Creating different user profiles? Any advice?

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ozzy24
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[solved] Creating different user profiles? Any advice?

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So, I need to be able to create different user profiles something along the lines of a limited user account & an administrator account. You know, kinda like windows? Essentially it's a login screen with 2 users one limited and the other not.
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richyrich
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Re: Creating different user profiles? Any advice?

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You haven't told us what version of Mint you are using, but n Mint 7 Xfce, when I open the Users & Groups Manager, unlock, and click Add new user, I have the choice of profiles :
  • Administrator
    Unprivileged
    Desktop User
Wouldn't that work for you ?
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Re: Creating different user profiles? Any advice?

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ozzy24 wrote:So, I need to be able to create different user profiles something along the lines of a limited user account & an administrator account.
Unprivileged user (Linux, Ubuntu) and limited account/user (windows) are similar: no access to administrator (admin) functions

The first user created is an admin member, having access to sudo or administrator functions within the OS
The second user is not a member of the admin group, and will not have access to administrator functions, including sudo (get root privilege)

Simplest method, as you are the administrator (admin group member)
mint menu>control center>System>User and Groups
--take out the user membership in the admin group
  • [x]Unlock
    Manage groups
    --check Admin group, [ ]unmark, if marked the user you don't want included as a member
You can also as a quick check
In the terminal
  • groups
--check that users group membership, if admin appears, they have administrator functions available to them, and could execute sudo commands
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Creating different user profiles? Any advice?

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Thanks......
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