How To Create a Sudo User on Ubuntu 22.04

In this tutorial, i am going to show you how to add or create new sudo user on linux ubuntu 22.04 system.

How To Create a Sudo User on Ubuntu 22.04

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

  • Step 1 – Log in to the server using ssh
  • Step 2 – Create a new user account on Ubuntu
  • Step 3 – Add the new user to the sudo group
  • Step 4 – Test sudo user account

Step 1 – Log in to the server using ssh

Run the following ssh command to login into server:

ssh [email protected]_ip_address

Step 2 – Create a new user account on Ubuntu

Run the following command on command line 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 3 – 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 4 – Test sudo user account

Run the following command 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

Conclusion

In this tutorial, i have shown to you how to create a user with sudo privileges. And can now log in to Ubuntu server with this user account and use sudo to run administrative commands.

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