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Thread: How to add new user with root permissions in Linux

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    How to add new user with root permissions in Linux


    what is the most simple way to add new Linux user with root/sudoers permissions/rights?

    I did it like this:

    Login as root

    adduser newusername
    passwd newusername

    # visudo
    copy line: root ALL=(ALL) ALL
    and paste it below that line and modify username so it look like this:

    root ALL=(ALL) ALL
    newusername ALL=(ALL) ALL

    type: :wq

    hit enter

    # exit

    login as new user: ssh [email protected]

    to run root commands under newusername, add "sudo" before the command and use your "newusername" password as a confirmation.

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    login as new user: ssh [email protected]

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