An important part in Linux server management, creating and deleting users. Despite being simple these commands form the basis of administration alongside permissions.
Add a user
Creating new users can only be done with root assigned privileges, create a new user with
You will be prompted to enter a new password along with other details in which these can be skipped.
At the end you will be prompted with the details, if they are correct press
y to confirm the new user.
Delete a user
Deleting or removing a user is done with
To delete a user and remove their home directory use:
deluser --remove-home theusername
To change a users username:
usermod -l newusername oldusername
Changing a users password is done with:
sudo passwd theusername
List all users
List all the users with: