Ubuntu Add and Delete Users

Add User

Enter the following command:

sudo adduser jsmoe

You will be prompted to create a Unix Password:

Enter new UNIX password:
Retype new UNIX password:

Next, you will be prompted to provide user information, you can either enter the information or press Enter to bypass:

Changing the user information for jsmoe
Enter the new value, or press ENTER for the default
        Full Name []: Joe Smoe
        Room Number []:
        Work Phone []:
        Home Phone []:
        Other []:

Next, you will be prompted to verify the provided information is correct, press y to save:

Is the information correct? [Y/n] y

Give User Root Access

Enter the following command:

sudo usermod -G sudo jsmoe

Delete User

Enter the following command to delete user:

sudo deluser jsmoe

Enter the following command to delete user and user home directory:

sudo deluser --remove-home jsmoe