How-to Manage Users & Groups with GUI on Fedora / CentOS / Red-Hat / Oracle Linux Desktops Easy Guide

March 5th, 2016 by thelinuxevangelist

Setting Up Users/Groups on Red-Hat Linux Based Desktops




Hello Linux Users, this Tutorial Shows You Step-by-Step How-to Easily Manage Create/Delete/SetUp Users and Groups on Red-Hat/CentOS/Fedora/Oracle Linux Desktops with the system-config-users GUI Tool.

system-config-users provides a graphical interface for adding and removing users and groups to the system.
Once started system-config-users provides a help feature to assist in learning the interface.

Managing Users and Groups on Fedora/CentOS/Oracle/Red-Hat Linux Desktops - Featured
  1. Open a Shell Terminal emulator window
    (Press “Enter” to Execute Commands)

    Managing Users and Groups on Red-Hat Linux Based Systems - Kde5 Open  Terminal
  2. Launch system-config-users Tool

    sudo system-config-users

    If Got “User is Not in Sudoers file” then Look: Solution

  • Creating a New User
    Click on Add User

    Managing Users and Groups on Red-Hat Linux Based Systems - Creating User
    Managing Users and Groups on Red-Hat Linux Based Systems - User SetUp

    Chose the Login/Nologin Shell.
    You Can Specify:

    • If Creating the Primary Group
    • If Creating the Home Directory
    • User ID
    • Group ID
  • Creating a New Group
    Click on Add Group

    Managing Users and Groups on Red-Hat Linux Based Systems - Creating Group
    Managing Users and Groups on Red-Hat Linux Based Systems - Group SetUp

    You Can Specify the Group ID Manually.

  • Managing Users
    Select User >> Click on Properties

    Managing Users and Groups on Red-Hat Linux Based Systems - Managing Users

    From the “User Data” tab You can Change:

    • User Name
    • Full Name
    • Password
    • Login Shell

    Managing Users and Groups on Red-Hat Linux Based Systems - User Data

    From the “Account info” tab You can Set:

    • Account Expiration
    • Local Password Lock

    Managing Users and Groups on Red-Hat Linux Based Systems - Account info

    From the “Password info” tab You can Set:

    • Password Expiration
    • Days before Pass Expiration
    • Forcing Password Change on Next Login

    Managing Users and Groups on Red-Hat Linux Based Systems - Password Info

    From the “Groups” tab You can Set the User’s Groups:
    Managing Users and Groups on Red-Hat Linux Based Systems - Add User to Group

    Important: To Enable the New Group for a Logged In User You have first to Log-Out!

  • Managing Groups
    Select Group >> Click on Properties

    Managing Users and Groups on Red-Hat Linux Based Systems - Managing Group

    You Can Change the Group Name:
    Managing Users and Groups on Red-Hat Linux Based Systems - Changing Group Name

    And You Can Add/Remove Users from the Group:
    Managing Users and Groups on Red-Hat Linux Based Systems - Setting Group's Users



  • Deleting Users/Groups
    Select User/Group >> Click on Delete

    Managing Users and Groups on Red-Hat Linux Based Systems - Deleting User/Group
    Then Confirm for Deletion!
    Managing Users and Groups on Red-Hat Linux Based Systems - Confirming Deletion
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