How to Add and Remove Users on Ubuntu 22.04 Command Line

In this tutorial, i am going to show you how to add and remove new users on linux ubuntu 22.04 system.

How to Add and Remove Users on Ubuntu 22.04 Command Line

Follow the below given steps to add and remove new sudo user on linux ubuntu 22.04 system:

  • Step 1 – Create a new user account on Ubuntu
  • 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 – Create a new user account on Ubuntu

Run the following command on terminal to add or create new sudo user on ubuntu:

adduser username

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

Run the following command on terminal to add the user you created to the sudo group use the usermod command:

usermod -aG sudo username

Step 3 – Test sudo user account

Run the following command on terminal to switch to the newly created user:

su - username

Use sudo to run the whoami command:

sudo whoami

Is the user have sudo access then the output of the whoami command will be “root”:

root

Step 4 – Removing a User from on Ubuntu Command Line

Run the the deluser command on the terminal 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 --remove-home flag:

sudo deluser --remove-home username

Conclusion

In this tutorial, i have shown to you how to add and remove new users on the linux ubuntu 22.04 system.

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