How do I disable a Linux account?
- To lock a users account use the command usermod -L or passwd -l.
- The commands passwd -l and usermod -L are ineffcient when it comes to disable/lock user accounts.
How do I enable a disabled Linux account? To re-enable a disabled user, issue the passwd command with the -u option.
How temporarily disable Linux user? You can disable or lock a user account temporarily by just putting an asterisk “*” at the beginning of the second field in the file /etc/shadow. This means that “*” won’t permit login for this account.
Which command disable user login shell in Linux? We can use the nologin command to prevent a user from logging in. It prints a message and exits with a non-zero status code to indicate failure. We can change a user’s login shell with the usermod command’s -s flag.