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Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 Adding Users

Posted on 2008-11-11
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Last Modified: 2013-12-16
Hello Everyone,

I am very new to RHEL 5.  How do i add local users and assign rights?

Question by:deklinm
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Depends whether you want to use the GUI or command line.

From the command line, you use useradd, eg:

useradd -m -c "Name of User" username

If you type in

man useradd

you'll see the various options available.
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by:Deepak Kosaraju
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you can user simple command as
if you would like to add this use to diff group other then default group created as username
usermod -G  
If u like to do the same during adding of user then following command
useradd -g  -G  
to add group we use groupadd command
Folllowing are examples

To get more control on user access follow ACL, Attached document contains more details on ACL.

#groupadd test1
#groupadd test2
#useradd user1
#useradd -g test1 -G test2 user1
#If you would like to change after user is added:
#usermod -g test1 -G test2 user1

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