- These instructions are intended specifically for adding a user on CentOS 7
- User need to be logged in a vps with root user
It’s just one simple command to add a user. In this case, we’re adding a user called mynewuser :
Now set the password for the new user:
For a refresher on editing files with vim see: Vim Text Editor
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 by pressing Esc 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!