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How do you add users and groups in Fedora 20?

asked 2014-01-28 19:07:41 -0500

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updated 2014-01-28 20:40:10 -0500

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How do you add users and groups in Fedora 20 on the Gnome Desktop? Is there a graphic way? Is there a command way? Can someone show me both ways? I'm using Fedora 20 on a virtual machine.

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Please edit your question to specify the desktop environment that you're using. Each desktop usually has its own user/group management tool.

For the command line, this is one of the many posts a Google search will get you:

FranciscoD_ gravatar imageFranciscoD_ ( 2014-01-28 19:35:13 -0500 )edit

As you can see, I'm a new newbie... Also, is there way to add groups through the GUI?

rasbigz gravatar imagerasbigz ( 2014-01-28 20:02:17 -0500 )edit

My professor just gave me the command to find what desktop I'm using... /usr/bin/gnome-session I'm using Gnome... I'm appreciate the help!!!

rasbigz gravatar imagerasbigz ( 2014-01-28 20:36:52 -0500 )edit

WHY?? WHY?? WHY there isn't STILL a way to modify groups in the Settings' GUI of Gnome ??!!!!

q2dg gravatar imageq2dg ( 2015-01-02 21:03:48 -0500 )edit

@q2dg: please don't rant. It isn't possible for a tool to have everything - then it becomes too advanced for a user who doesn't need all this functionality. An advanced user can always use other tools or the command line. Gnome or any other desktop environment designs its tools keeping in mind the requirements of it's target audience - what do they need more. If they put in everything, the UI will be incredibly cluttered and unusable, and then we'll have another section of the usebase ranting "I don't need to modify groups! why is this here?!"

FranciscoD_ gravatar imageFranciscoD_ ( 2015-01-05 07:20:53 -0500 )edit

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answered 2014-01-28 20:39:14 -0500

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On GNOME3, you can add users from Settings > Users. You need to have administrator privileges to do this, of course. There isn't a way to modify groups in the GUI, unfortunately.

You can either use system-config-users to modify group information or do it using the command line as detailed here:

system-config-users is not installed by default. Please install it using yum:

sudo yum install system-config-users

then run it as root:

sudo system-config-users
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FranciscoD_... YOU ARE THE MAN!!! It worked, I truly appreciate it, it worked!!! I'm about to start on my exercises!!!

One Love, Ras

rasbigz gravatar imagerasbigz ( 2014-01-29 14:29:41 -0500 )edit

Thank you. U da man! visudo wasn't working out. This is what is needed.

gary.pearman.16 gravatar imagegary.pearman.16 ( 2015-05-21 10:26:52 -0500 )edit

answered 2014-01-29 01:34:12 -0500

Gileade Oseiass gravatar image

updated 2014-01-29 01:40:07 -0500

I could not upload the pictures, I hope that from these steps, you may resolve

Goes till the settings

Setting (all setting)

    ---> Users 
     My Account
     Downstairs has the sign (+ and -), click + to add another user.(`When you add the user it will automatically create the group`)

 Or you can use the  `User and Groups` look in the main menu, when you open the program options add User and add group, you will find the bar above.
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