add a user

Bernhard Breinbauer infopipe at
Sat Feb 3 13:22:13 UTC 2007

On Saturday 03 February 2007 wrote Harold Hartley:
> I am trying to add a user, but what is the UID suppose to be for a user
> to use the same machine as my self, but I don't want them to have admin
> access.
> When I try to add a user, it sets the UID at 1001 when I myself is UID
> 1000. I hope someone can tell me where I can find something to tell me what
> the UID levels for what I want a user to access.

As the others wrote, the UID is just a number for identification and has 
nothing to do with permissions.
Only users which are member of the admin group are allowed to run programs via 
sudo. So if you don't want to allow sudo for the new user, ensure he is not 
in the admin group.


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