Add and remove users on Linux ubuntu 22.04; Through this tutorial, we will learn how to add and remove new users on linux ubuntu 22.04 system using command line or terminal.
How to Add and Remove Users on Ubuntu 22.04 Command Line
Steps to add/create and remove/delete new user linux ubuntu 22.04 system using command line or terminal with sudo adduser new-user and sudo deluser:
- Step 1 – Ubuntu Create a new user account
- Step 2 – Add the new user to the sudo group
- Step 3 – Test sudo user account
- Step 4 – Removing a User from on Ubuntu Command Line
Step 1 – Ubuntu Create a new user account
Execute the following command on command line to add or create new sudo user on ubuntu:
Note that:- replace
username with the user name that you want to create.
Once the user has been added; the Prompt box will appear to set and confirm the new user password.
Step 2 – Add the new user to the sudo group
Use the following command to add the user you created to the sudo group use the
usermod -aG sudo username
Step 3 – Test sudo user account
Now, Use the following command to switch to the newly created user:
su - username
sudo to run the
Is the user have sudo access then the output of the
whoami command will be “root”:
Step 4 – Removing a User from on Ubuntu Command Line
Execute the the
deluser command on the command line to remove a user from ubuntu:
sudo deluser username
The above-given command will not remove the user files.
If you want to delete the user and its home directory and mail spool, use the
sudo deluser --remove-home username
Through this tutorial, we have learned how to add and remove new users on the linux ubuntu 22.04 system.