Arch Linux How to Create User - Fast - Easy
A common operation you may find yourself doing is creating users. Arch Linux isn’t all that different from other distros. We’re going to talk about how to create a user on Arch.
To create a user named ‘steve’ just run the following. This will ensure that a homedir is created and that the user can login.
sudo useradd -m steve sudo passwd steve
As an alternative, you could also do the following:
sudo useradd -m steve -p s3cre7Passw0rd
In case you want to setup a custom directory you can use this:
sudo useradd -d /home/notsteve -m steve -p s3cre7Passw0rd
Custom groups can be defined at the time of account creation like this:
sudo useradd -G group1 -d /home/notsteve -m steve -p s3cre7Passw0rd
System users can be added like this:
sudo useradd -r -s /usr/bin/nologin steve
Important Considerations When Creating Users on Arch
You don’t want to forget sudo permissions.
Edit your sudoers file with the visudo command:
Uncomment the line for the wheel group. It should look like this:
%wheel ALL=(ALL) ALL
Specify the wheel group when adding a user:
useradd -m -G wheel -s /bin/bash steve sudo passwd steve