Can I add a user to root? The first step is to get root access using the su command. As soon as sudo is installed, create a new user. Set up a password for the new user using the passwd command.
How do I add users to the root directory? It’s only available to the root user and non-root users with sudo privileges. To add a new user to the system, run the following useradd command. The flag “-m” tells useradd to create a dedicated home directory for the new user. If not used, then the user won’t have a dedicated home directory.
How do I give sudo root access to user in Linux?
- 2.1. Editing the Sudoers File. We have to log in as a user that has full sudo privileges.
- 2.2. Adding the User to the Sudo Group. Alternatively, we can add the user to the sudo group using usermod: sudo usermod -aG sudo <user>
How do I add an existing user to a sudo group? In order to add a user to sudoers, you have to use the “usermod” command and the capital G (for secondary groups). In order to verify that your user was correctly added to the sudo group, you have to use the “groups” command.