User accounts not accessible
donny008 at gmail.com
Tue Dec 2 21:09:12 UTC 2008
On Tue, Dec 2, 2008 at 8:38 AM, Mark Haney <mhaney at ercbroadband.org> wrote:
> Donny George wrote:
> > Hello
> > I have an ubuntu 8.04 client installed and have a first user admin1 and
> > second user admin. my problem is that i cant get the acces to the
> > user account manager as i want to delete one of these users. it only
> > displays a window which says
> > Could not authenticate
> > An unexpected error occured
> > and this is the error message for both the users
> > could some one help as i want to delete the user admin1 and give the
> > admin administrator previlages, is there a command line statement to do
> > ?
> Of course there are command line options for this. But I need to get
> you to clarify something, which user currently has sudo access? Your
> best bet is to 'sudo visudo' and edit the sudo rights for the user you
> want to have sudo access. The sudoers file is pretty well documented.
> Then, when you are sure you can sudo into basic functions with the new
> user, you can userdel that user and go into visudo and remove that user
> from the sudoers file.
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> Mark Haney
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i can access sudo with both the users but somehow i cant manage the format
to edit the visudo, but at the mean time i think i will be able to use the
command userdel but just wondering that i dont mess up things ? anything to
be careful about wen i delete a user ?
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