Create User Unix Command

 

Example: Add A User Called Tom Under UNIX

Create / add a user called tom with home directory, enter:

# useradd -m tom

Setup A Password For Tom

Type the following command:

# passwd tom

Make sure password must be 8 character long and include special characters and digits for security.

How Do I Add User Jerry To A Secondary Group Called Sales?

Type the following command:

# useradd -G sales -m jerry

# passwd jerry

How Do I Add /bin/ksh as A Shell While Creating A User Account?

Use the following syntax:

useradd -m -s /bin/ksh username

How Do I Setup HomeDirectory Path While Creating A User Account?

Use the following syntax:

useradd -m -s /bin/ksh -d /path/to/home/user username

You can pass all those options as follows:

# useradd -d /nas/users/v/vivek -m -s /bin/bash -c "Vivek Gite" vivek

# passwd vivek

Further readings:

See useradd and passwd command man page:

man useradd

man passwd

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