user name and password

Brian Pitts brian at
Thu Oct 25 19:46:04 BST 2007

Bill N wrote:
> If i give someone a user name and password will i still be the
> administrator to delete them if needed?  Do i have to do anything
> special to make me the administrator?

In the "users and groups" utility you can control who is in the admin 
group  by selecting their name, clicking properties, clicking user 
privileges, and adding or removing a check from the box labeled 
administer the system.

In the file /etc/sudoers, you should see the following, which gives 
being in the admin group its significance:

# Members of the admin group may gain root privileges
%admin ALL=(ALL) ALL


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