How do I disable a user in Linux?
- 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 disable a user? Enable or Disable an Account in Local Users and Groups
Go to “Users” ⇨ right-click on the user whom you want to disable (enable) and select “Properties.” In the “General” tab, check the “Disable account” field and click “OK.” If you need to enable an account — uncheck the box “Disable account” and click “OK”.
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.
How do I restrict a login in Linux? Simply use chsh (change shell) command to change the users shell in /etc/passwd file from something like /bin/bash or /bin/sh to /sbin/nologin meaning refuse a login.