How do you change the ID of a user in Linux? First, assign a new UID to user using the usermod command. Second, assign a new GID to group using the groupmod command. Finally, use the chown and chgrp commands to change old UID and GID respectively. You can automate this with the help of find command.
How do I change the login ID in Unix?
- Create a new temp account with sudo rights: sudo adduser temp sudo adduser temp sudo.
- Log out from your current account and back in with the temp account.
- Rename your username and directory: sudo usermod -l new-username -m -d /home/new-username old-username.
How do I change my login ID in Ubuntu? Log out. Log in using the “root” account and the password you have previously set. Change the username and the home folder to the new name that you want. Change the group name to the new name that you want.
How do I change my group id? To change the group (GID) of a file, the superuser or the file owner can enter a chgrp command, specifying either a RACF® group name or a GID. The file owner must have the new group as his group or one of his supplementary groups.