Linux User Management: Creating User and Group Accounts

15 minutes
  • 3 Learning Objectives

About this Hands-on Lab

Creating users is an essential part of Linux systems administration. We will practice creating users and groups, and assigning users to group accounts. To complete this lab, we must create a group account and two user accounts, assigning the new users to the new group.

Learning Objectives

Successfully complete this lab by achieving the following learning objectives:

Create the appusers group
groupadd appusers
Create the appuser1 user account with a UID of 2001. The gecos field should contain, “Admin1 Account for ABC Application.”
useradd -u 2001 -c “Admin1 Account for ABC Application” -g appusers appuser1
Create the appuser2 user account with a UID of 2002. The gecos field should contain, “Admin2 Account for ABC Application.”
useradd -u 2002 -c “Admin2 Account for ABC Application” -g appusers appuser2

Additional Resources

As the sysadmins for ABC Company, we have been asked to create two users and set appusers as their primary group.

The first user should be named appuser1 with a UID of 2001. The gecos (or comments) field should contain this description: Admin1 Account for ABC Application.

Our second user should be named appuser2 with a UID of 2002. The gecos (or comments) field should contain this description: Admin2 Account for ABC Application.

Please use the lab environment for this exercise, and not the Cloud Playground. To gain root access, log into the lab environment with the cloud_user account and issue sudo -i.

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