Hi, we're Free For 30 Days, Test Hosting now ! click here

How to Add a User and Grant Root Privileges on CentOS 6.5

Want your very 3 Year Hosting? Get our 20GB SSD, 50 Domain,99.9% Uptime Guarantee for $4.99 /5Year.

Pre-Flight Check
  • These instructions are intended specifically for adding a user on CentOS 6.5.
  • I’ll be working from a betakit.net Web Core Managed CentOS 6.5 server, and I’ll be logged in as root.

Step 1: Add the User

It’s just one simple command to add a user. In this case, we’re adding a user called mynewuser :

adduser mynewuser

Now set the password for the new user:

passwd mynewuser

Step 2: Grant Root Privileges to the User

For a refresher on editing files with vim see: New User Tutorial: Overview of the Vim Text Editor

visudo

Find the following code:

## Allow root to run any commands anywhere
root ALL=(ALL) ALL

In this case, we’re granting root privileges to the user mynewuser . Add the following below that code:

mynewuser ALL=(ALL) ALL

Then exit and save the file with the command :wq .

If you’ve followed the instruction above correctly, then you should now have a user setup by the name of mynewuser which can use sudo to run commands as root!

Power Your Work Software With Betakit


Phone Number

+212 6 46 05 26 56

Email Adress

support@gmail.com

Local Adress

United states, 2786 Bernardo Street

Lorem ipsum is placeholder text commonly used in the graphic, print, and publishing .

All rights Betakit 2020